The people who have trusted us so far
“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.”
PhD Economic History, University of Oxford
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.
Principal Badger Rock Middle School
“I had a great time working with the kids – The Micro:bits were especially cool. It was amazing to watch them go from “I can’t to do this” to “What else can I make it do?”
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.
We support the growth and development of our students in and out of the classroom by pairing them with local technical professionals who serve as a mentor for an entire year.
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.
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
We teach the holistic student in an immersive world of STEM to encourage their growth as an ethical innovator. Students experience technology by building portfolios as they learn real-world, job ready skills.
B.S. Eng Mechanics & Astronautics, UW-Madison
Software Engineer @ GDMS
“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.”
Students do more than code all day. Cohorts are encouraged to bond and connect with one another through games, cooperative challenges and group projects.