The people who have trusted us so far
“This camp is special because if you teach a girl coding you can change the world.”
This was my first time helping build and design a website and using WordPress, all skills that will help me plan what college classes I want to take. Maydm has given me an advantage when I apply for college because I have gotten actual working experience in applying skills in helping with the redesign of their website. I appreciate how Maydm has made me feel included in the community and part of a team.
Student & Web Development Intern
Maydm gave my son…the confidence to plan a career in STEM…[and] the resources to excel. Participating in the Maydm program helped my son apply for and get accepted into the Madison College STEM Academy.
Our interaction with Maydm was interactive and collaborative. The staff was hands on and ready to help us in any way possible. …I have no doubt that with Maydm’s dedication, more girls and students of color will have a voice and succeed in their academic aspirations.
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
“I just wanted to extend a big “THANK YOU” on behalf of Celeste and myself for the wonderful event this past Saturday. Celeste came out of the event full of excitement and enthusiasm saying it was the best “out of school” event she’d ever been to.”
Students are introduced to engineers, designers, and analysts in the field on trips to local tech companies to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of a STEM professionals’ daily work life.
Social Impact Engagement Manager
After two immersive Maydm programs, most high-school aged students are ready for a hand picked paid internship with our corporate partners where they learn by doing.
B.S. Eng Mechanics & Astronautics, UW-Madison
Software Engineer @ GDMS
“I found out that many people do not have a connection to the internet during the coronavirus outbreak. This is an issue because it not only makes life harder for people in my community but it prevents feedback from being transmitted. Therefore, their voice is not heard and their problems are never resolved. Using this website, I can create an awareness about the lack of internet in…my communities [to help those] who do not have reliable access or cannot afford it, so that their voices can be included and heard.
“I joined this program to learn more about coding websites and learning more about technology in the internet field. I was also interested in making a portfolio which I could use to reach out to people in my community who may have problems and I could use this to help them. I believe that learning code would enable me to understand and improve technology as well as using it to provide for others.”
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.