BDPA Showcase – Awesome students!

For the past year, I have been hearing about a group of dedicated high school students participating in the High School Computer Training Program through the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA). This group of students (and awesome volunteers) are at IT-oLogy every single Saturday during the school year working on IT-related projects and preparing for the national competition.

Why is this so important? Why has this struck a chord with me?

First, how often do you see (never) or hear of (very rarely) a group of HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS who dedicate every Saturday to prepare for their future? Never. I am just amazed by this awesome group of students.

Second, how cool is what they are doing? SO COOL!

Do you want to join me on Saturday to find out what they’ve been up to? I’m excited to announce that this Saturday (April 7), these students will be showcasing their animation and interactive game design, along with other elementary, middle and high school groups. This is an event you won’t want to miss. The BDPA is inviting the public to come see what they’ve been working on all year from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at IT-oLogy. Let’s come together to support this inspiring group of students, and let them know how proud we are of them!

Other groups include:

  • Keenan High School Robotics Team demonstration
  • Lake Marion High School and Technology Center Robotics Team demonstration
  • Holly Hill – Roberts Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Magnet School technology demonstration
  • St. James-Gaillard Elementary School technology demonstration
  • Forest Lake Elementary NASA technology demonstration

Saturday’s Schedule:








Want to find out more about this AWESOME event? Check out the Greater Columbia’s BDPA website at

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