The TechPoint Foundation for Youth, a leader in technology education efforts for the state of Indiana since 2001, has named Jeffrey C. Musgrove Jr., digital development lead at Eli Lilly and Company, as the organization’s 2018 Bridge Builder Award recipient.

The Bridge Builder Award recognizes visionary leaders who are helping underserved student populations in Indiana gain access to experiential learning opportunities that inspire the pursuit of STEM careers. TechPoint Foundation for Youth is committed to inspiring the state’s underserved K-12 students to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The Foundation believes that youth should be equipped to address Indiana’s growing demand for a skilled workforce.



Jeffrey C. Musgrove Jr. has spent nearly two decades working in various technical roles at large Indianapolis-based companies such as Eli Lilly and Company and Roche Diagnostics. He was nominated for the 2018 Bridge Builder Award for his steadfast commitment to sharing his passion for technology with younger generations.

Musgrove volunteers his time as a leader and instructor for the Black Data Processors Association (BDPA), Indianapolis chapter, and he serves as CIO for the BDPA national organization. BDPA supports student-based technology curriculum and contests promoting diversity in tech, including the High School Computing Competition (HSCC), Youth Technology Camp, and the BDPA Girls Robotics Program.  As the primary leader and head instructor for the Indianapolis chapter, Musgrove has dedicated more than 1,000 hours of service over the past seven years to Indianapolis BDPA — volunteering for four hours every Saturday from January through August. He teaches students general computer science concepts and web-based technology using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and MySQL database. He also serves as the CIO for the BDPA’s national organization.

Jeffrey C. Musgrove Jr. (center, standing) is the 2018 TechPoint Foundation for Youth Bridge Builder Award recipient.

Musgrove, a Florida A&M graduate in Computer Science, lives in Indianapolis with his wife Kisha and daughters Nya and Mackenzie. When asked why he feels compelled to volunteer his time to teach and mentor students, he says, “I think it’s really important for students to see professionals that look like them to let them know that they are capable of being what they want be in life. I believe in the old saying ‘It takes a village to raise a child.’”