We create chances for success

A place for every student

We serve the greater Des Moines metro community and welcome students of all identities and backgrounds. All programs are delivered free of cost and no prior experience is necessary.

Our Programs

Middle School: Spark Innovation

Utilizing curriculum from Meta's Engineer for the Week, we teach middle school students coding and video game design. Learners of all different skill levels are welcome. Each fall and spring we work with different middle schools within DMPS.

Our Spring 2023 programs will be hosted at McCombs, Weeks, and Merrill middle schools. If your student is currently enrolled at one of these schools, click the button below to learn more.

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Tech Mentorship Program

Over the course of 6 months, students learn critical technology and workforce readiness skills that equip them to compete in an increasingly digital world.

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Leadership Academy

The Pi515 Leadership Academy releases untapped potential in the next generation of leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Participants work alongside Pi515 staff to execute a number of projects, including facilitating a program from start to finish, running social media, and working behind the scenes.

Click the link below to apply for the Spring 2023 cohort by February 3rd.

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Summer Innovation Program

Our 8-week summer programs keep students engaged and academically-minded during their break. Curriculum includes financial literacy, data analysis, teamwork, and hands-on learning.

The 2023 program will begin in June. If you would like to receive more information about this program and be contacted when enrollment begins, please click the link below.

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Girls' Entrepreneurship Summit

Created in response to the lack of support for female entrepreneurs in the state of Iowa, the Girls’ Entrepreneurship Summit unleashes untapped potential in future female innovators and entrepreneurs. Young women and girls gather and learn the skills and resources they need to launch their own businesses.

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We teach real-life skills

The future of work is rapidly changing and future employees must be prepared to meet its demands. Our programs teach students the technical and professional skills they need to compete in the workforce.

Product Development
Web Design
Game Design
Virtual Reality

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