Youth Summer Computer Camp

Posted by on July 11, 2003

From The Classroom To The Boardroom

The Philadelphia Chapter of the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA), in conjunction with the BDPA 25th Annual National Conference, is seeking high school students entering grades 9 ?12 to participate in this year?s BDPA Youth Summer Computer Camp (YSCC) at the Center City Marriott Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

On August 13 -15 from 8AM to 5PM daily, students will participate in interactive workshops and seminars by which they will gain valuable exposure to leading-edge technology with a focus on such Youth and IT topics as Youth Entrepreneurship, Artificial Intelligence in the 21st Century Workplace, Interviewing and Resume Writing, Introduction to Java, Designing a Website: Start to Finish, The Internet and Web-based Applications and Goal Setting and College Selection, Making Sure Your Net Works, The Real World: After High School, Designing a Web Page, Using PowerPoint for School Presentations, Interviewing and Resume Writing, Effective Communication Skills, Marketing Strategies for Music or Video Games, and PC Building Workshops.

This 3-day Youth Summer Computer Camp will include breakfast and lunch daily, computer camp bag and promotional items, and networking opportunities with young entrepreneurs, IT executives and individuals from all across the country who are pursuing academic and professional futures in the computer technology industry.

The registration fee for this exciting growth opportunity is just $150.00 per student.

The Youth Summer Computer Camp is limited to 100 participants, so REGISTER NOW! Additional information is available at the BDPA web site

A College Expo will also be held, providing valuable insights on such topics as ?How to choose a college? and ?How to Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships. At the Information Technology (IT) Showcase, youth will view exhibits based on advanced computing topics presented by their peers. Parents are invited to purchase tickets to attend the Awards Banquet on Saturday night to be followed by separate Youth and Adult Dances.

Milt Haynes, National BDPA President said, ?The YSCC is one of the most exciting and important components of the national conference. Youth will be introduced to leading-edge technology and gain new skills that will empower them to take control of their future and make the transition From the Classroom to the Boardroom.?

BDPA is America?s oldest and largest African American IT organization. BDPA will host its 25th Annual Conference in the founding city of Philadelphia on August 13-17, 2003 at the center city Marriott Hotel. This year?s conference theme is ?Information Technology: From the Classroom to the Boardroom?. As the conference theme illustrates, BDPA has always been committed to increasing information technology awareness and education in our communities.

The BDPA national headquarters is located in Greenbelt, Maryland. Earl Pace and the late David Wimberly founded the organization in 1975. BDPA has over 40 chapters in the US. Contact 800-727-BDPA or for additional information.

Donald X. Campbell (President Elect, Black Data Processing Associates –
Philadelphia Chapter)V.P. & Chief Information Officer

Information Technology
United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Seven Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215.665.2574 – 215.665.2646 Fax

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