Core Offerings


At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company.

IT Showcase

Information Technology (IT) Showcase allows student presenters to showcase their talents by presenting technology based research projects. The presentations represent advanced STEM based topics delivered by highly motivated high school and undergraduate college students.

Mobile Development

Coding is something nearly everyone can do. It's fun and engaging, and it's a critical area of knowledge for students to get exposure to so they can be competitive as students, as entrepreneurs, and eventually in the job market.

About Us

Innovate and Educate - Classroom to the Boardroom

BDPA Northern Delaware is a 501(c) (3) organization chartered in 2007 focused on promoting a diverse IT environment from the classroom to the boardroom by offering technology and leadership development opportunities to students of all ages. This program is specifically targeting high school and undergraduate collegiate students as our future IT Leaders. The anticipated end result is to build a pipeline of talent that has both the business acumen and technical skills to be the future leaders in the field of science, technology, and/or business for a variety of industries.

BDPA NDC Innovative Leadership program provides technical, business and leadership skill development for high school and undergraduate students. The program focus is on building leaders for today with the innovative ideas of tomorrow. Students will focus on building and executing their own personal roadmap that takes them from the Classroom to the Boardroom..

The BDPA - Northern Delaware Chapter, is comprised of professionals working in the IT industry or anyone having an interest in information technology. BDPA - NDC is a member of a National organization that has over 50 Chapters nationwide. Our membership is diverse includes IT managers, executives, consultants, entrepreneurs, project managers, developers, network engineers, programmers, web developers, instructors, and students.

BDPA (Black Data Processing Associates) was founded in 1975 by Earl A. Pace, Jr. and the late David Wimberly after the two met in Philadelphia to discuss their concerns about minorities in the data processing field. There was a lack of minorities in middle and upper management, low recruitment and poor preparation of minorities for these positions, and an overall lack of career mobility.

Today, BDPA is a global member focused organization that serves the professional well-being of its stakeholders. BDPA remains committed to excellence and providing a wide spectrum of resources to members, corporate sponsors, businesses, educational institutions and the community. The organization is a catalyst for professional growth and technical development for those in the IT industry.

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Leadership Team


Karen Smith


Estelle Cephas


Sandra Wilson


Fred Smith

App Development

Donnell McNair


Roy Sherrod


Carmillia Henry


Beverly Sherrod

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