Posted by Jaye Howey on Jul 21, 2017
Innovative Minds
One of Rotary's goals is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.  
In July, Rotarians in the Hutt Valley partnered with the Hutt City Council and several businesses and training institutions to introduce the first “Innovative Young Minds” (IYM) programme.  Eastern Hutt Rotary was represented by Anne Abbott, Jaye Howey, Ron Hunter, Tony Poole and Paddy Wells.
The objective was to inspire, open pathways to possibilities and show that the impossible is possible in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)!  
Here’s what one of the attendees had to say:
“This programme has really opened my eyes to all of the amazing opportunities and careers in STEM industries. It has made me realize that women can do anything that they set their minds to and there is no reason for us not to enter STEM fields. I have also made some amazing friends and lifelong connections.”
Here is a link to the amazing IYM class of 2017 at the parliamentary reception…..and other venues. 
It was very well attended and highly successful and the following report Innovative Young Minds highlights what the students thought of it - click here