BENEFITING: BDPA Education and Technology Foundation
EVENT DATE: Jan 30, 2016
Congratulations to 2015 National BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) Winners - Cameron Reaves, Saket Shirsath and Yash Shirsath. These three young people were trained by BDPA Atlanta chapter and they won the HSCC championship. Learn more about the Dr. Jesse Bemley Scholarship that they each won -- http://betf.org/scholarships/jesse-bemley.shtml
My Impossible challenge for next year is to raise $5,700 for my 57th birthday so that young people can challenge their desire to learn more about science, technology, education and mathematics (STEM) through their relationship with BDPA (www.bdpa.org). Can we do it?
Many of you have read the above, about my Impossible dream and you have stepped up to help us reach our goal. You have decided to pay it forward. You've given up much needed cups of coffee, done chores for your parents, you've hustled at school, at work, and in your neighborhoods. Each of you has been a shining example of the good in the world. And we'll provide college scholarships to deserving BDPA students.
I'm so inspired by the generosity of the human spirit. So often we only hear about the bad, sad, or atrocious things happening on this planet. You've given me such an amazing birthday gift and I'm so incredibly proud. We can meet our goal. We can do it. We've shown before that given love, faith, and support to each other, and to strangers all over the country. Help me achieve my birthday wish.
My heart is so big and full today. I say we help these bright young people go to college. I say that we tell the BDPA children that they matter. That they deserve a future. That they are worth it. I say we show the world that our generation is made of givers. Of global citizens. Of humanitarians, who value human achievement and love above all else. But I know that we can do this.
I have so much faith in this family we have created here on Crowdrise. We may not all know each other, but we know something of one another's hearts. So. Get involved however you can. Give up a $4 latte. Tell your parents you'll do all the laundry for a week. Throw a bake sale. A lemonade stand. A car wash. Spread the word in your community. Your voice is the most powerful tool in the world. So shout it from the rooftops team! Share your inspiration, and inspire the world. We are spreading love in the most beautiful way. Let's keep it up.
#BDPAScholarshipWish is a go! Let's keep it up and build a scholarship fund for the kids of BDPA!
One Love. One BDPA.