Meet Bonito Ndayishimye, proud graduate of the Pi515 program and student at Iowa State University
"When I was in high School, I did not know what to do after I graduated. However, that changed after I joined Pi515. I was intrigued with programming and the resources Pi515 provided. I discovered new talents and my love for coding through this program. The different opportunities, experiences and skill sets I have gained while in the program will surely help me in my future career."
-Bonito Ndayishimiye, Iowa State University
Read more about Bonito's story here.
Pi515's "Day of Innovation" taught six important lessons: passion fuels entrepreneurship, leaving the echo chamber is necessary, great mentorship is key, diversity drives innovation, youth notice problems and the future is bright.
Together, we must create a more equitable and safe community for all children.
Jade Nettrour is a senior in high school and has already designed an early prototype of new Christmas tree lights to make the annual decorating process easier — and more cat-friendly — for her family and their five felines. Nettrour’s demonstration earned her second place in a student “Shark Tank” pitch competition in 2020, and she’s now exploring patent options.