I strongly believe Maydm is poised to make significant contributions in both of these areas. Youth are comfortable consuming technology and virtual lessons but Maydm seeks to give youth power in creating their own technologies and content. Furthermore, their deep commitment to underrepresented groups in the STEM field, particularly girls and communities of color, will uproot long standing systemic inequities in these fields.
We need dedicated corporate and community partners who want to show students what it looks like to work in STEM fields.
A core aspect of our immersive summer programs involves taking students on site visits to local tech companies where they tour offices and engage in activities, learn about career opportunities and have conversations with employees.
If your company is interested in hosting students for an afternoon, let us know!
Principal Badger Rock Middle School
I want to personally thank you for spending the day with the students and sharing such a fun & educational activity. We had 203 students participate and 99% said they enjoyed it and would like to return next year. Many said your session was their favorite, and how happy they were to receive books.
Education Support Coordinator, Milwaukee Urban League
Social Impact Engagement Manager
When you include more women and people of color in tech, it is not just about giving underrepresented groups opportunities. It is more about expanding the pool of talent available to solve problems by bringing in people with different perspectives and ways of moving in the world.
Technical Writer, Sonic Foundry
We [American Family Insurance] continue to support [Maydm’s] work in providing opportunities for girls and students of color to pursue their dreams in the STEM fields. We are excited about…supporting communities of color in pursuing their dreams. We strongly believe in the mission of Maydm.
American Family Insurance
We need passionate thinkers and creators to help carry out the Maydm Mission. Apply to volunteer with Maydm as a mentor for students in our summer immersive programs! Your commitment is crucial to the work we do.
If you’re interested in volunteering with Maydm, but are unable to make the commitment to mentor, sign up for our volunteer newsletter list. Maydm will send occasional newsletters with other volunteer opportunities, and we’d love to have you
Spring – Maydm is looking for mentors!
Early Summer – Mentor Training and Pairing with Student
Summer – Mentors come to program and meet with students weekly for 2 hours (3-6 times depending on program)
Fall/ Winter/ Spring – Mentors meet monthly with students
We are looking for people who are willing to work alongside our students and help showcase their brilliance. Maydm will provide topics for each of your meetings, but this is a great opportunity for you to learn about each other. Our students are learning about STEM concepts and going to experience them in the real world. Our mentors are there to help talk through those experiences, explore future paths, and continue fostering that curiosity.
There are occasional technical projects that students may be working on during the summer mentor sessions. A technology background is not necessary to be a mentor, but it is a bonus if you have one!
I want to work for NASA, and being an aerospace engineer without knowing how to code would be really embarrassing. I want to be capable, and I know that regardless of the job, there’s at least an 80% chance that I’ll need to know at least basic coding. Learning earlier will prove to be an advantage rather than learning it in college.
“One kid asked me questions about my job that would have them acing any interview, another told me a hilarious story about their summer, and another explained a hobby of theirs I had never heard of. Cool kids doing cool things.”
“I loved being able to work with the kids and laugh at their jokes. It was so cool to see them get excited about tech and being engaged in the scene.”
“One student was at my table and had a ton of energy and I was worried about her being able to focus, but she was so into the Alice project and made a really creative video and was then so proud of it and kept showing it to everyone :)”
“I wanted to give my thanks for allowing me to participate and volunteer for the workshop at the STEaM Girl’s Summit. I had a great time helping Maydm and Rockwell Automation. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to learn more about STEaM and to help other girls learn the importance of STEaM as well. Learning about different ways I can use STEaM to help our community become a better place for future generations. I was glad to be part of a kind and helpful team. Thank you to Winnie, Calley and JP Miller for granting me this opportunity.”
Instruct Young Innovators
Do you want to help middle and high school students learn about the fascinating things they can create with robotics and web and app development or tech? If you do then we want to talk to you.
Apply today by clicking the button below and sending us your resume!
Become an Instructor
If you have a passion for Maydm’s mission, technical ability and a desire to teach then we want to talk to you.
Click the button below and send us your resume.
Join as a Mentor
If you want to give back to your community then we’d love to hear from you. We have technical and non-technical volunteer opportunities available throughout the year.