Pi515 students have been invited to participate in the 2022 Kids Tech Summit this spring.
The summit, hosted by Connect Nation, will provide an opportunity for students to use their digital skills to develop and lead community projects that will enhance their learning experience beyond the classroom.
“Pi515 is honored to have students chosen as participants,” wrote Pi515 in a news release. “AT&T has been a longtime supporter of Pi515 students and over the past year, Connected Nation has become a valuable partner as well.”
Students participating in the Kids Tech Summit can choose from the following project topics:
- Access to Internet
- Digital Literacy Training
- Computer Refurbishing and Repair
- Digital Gap
- Community Websites
Pi515 students who have been selected for this program participated in the Pi515 2021 SMART Cities Challenge. Pi515 partnered with AT&T, John Pappajohn, The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Centers, and StartupCity Des Moines to create the SMART Cities Summer Challenge. The challenge called on Iowa high school students to come up with innovative solutions to the ever-increasing urban challenges faced by the state of Iowa. During this course, students learned to compile and analyze data, developed their entrepreneurial skills, and gained confidence in their professional abilities.
“Pi515 is excited for this opportunity to continue to work together to create awareness around digital inclusion and ultimately close the digital gap,” said Nancy Mwirotsi, Pi515 Founder and Executive Director.
Project submissions are due February 22. Finalists will be announced on February 28 and four awards ranging from $2,000 to $7,500 will be given on April 22.