Discover Magic is a National program created by a team of magicians and educators including famed, award-winning magician Michael Ammar, that teaches essential life skills to young children through the art of illusion.
Young Wizards Club, founded by successful professional magician and educator, Kevin Jones, has been awarded the exclusive rights to teach the Discover Magic educational program in New York City, Tampa Bay, and London, UK. This national program is specially designed to teach key life skills to 8-12 year olds through the process of learning to perform magic. The course was created by internationally-known, award winning, magician and educator Michael Ammar, and his creative team after nearly twenty years of research.
Studies have shown that the art of magic helps students build key life skills like self-discipline, self-confidence and interpersonal abilities. In fact, scientists frequently study magicians’ techniques to gain new insight into how the human mind works. The Discover Magic course is an educational program specifically designed to teach Respect, Creativity, Confidence and preparedness among other things. In fact, it’s best described as a life skills course camouflaged to look like magic lessons. Kids become so engrossed and entertained in learning the magic tricks that they don’t realize they’re acquiring skills whose benefits they’ll reap for a lifetime. Indeed, many opportunities for performing magic tricks arise later in adult life, whether as an ice breaker for businessmen or a doctor who uses magic tricks to put their young patients at ease.
“We are proud to award Young Wizards Club and Kevin Jones the exclusive rights to operate the Discover Magic program in New York City area, Tampa Bay, and London, UK.” said magician Michael Ammar, co-founder of Discover Magic. “Our program has been proven to teach essential life skills like creativity, confidence, planning and practice that last a lifetime. Studies have consistently shown that kids who learn magic grow up to be adults who are more analytical and discerning, develop keen empathic abilities and social skills.”
Every Discover Magic class features custom created props, one of the Traits of a True Magician, Top Secret file folders for every child and even special bonus material the kids can unlock online with a secret code after each class. The tricks taught are specially designed to encourage and reinforce the life skill being focused on during that lesson.
Kevin Jones, Founder of the Young Wizards Club said “I am extremely proud and honored to be awarded the responsibility and opportunity to bring the Discover Magic program to the children and families of New York City, London, and the Tampa Bay area.. I believe that the program will not only be fun for the children who take the program but that it will also help them to develop the vital life and leadership skills needed to be successful in the modern world of business. I look forward to announcing our first public course dates later this month and have set an ambitious goal of teaching over 1,000 students within our first two years”.
Michael Ammar has been called “One of the World’s Most Influential Magicians” by Magic Magazine. He has received six awards from the Academy of Magical Arts (Oscars of the magic world) and an F.I.S.M. Gold Medal (the Olympics of the magic world). A veteran performer, his resume includes appearances on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show” and the “Merv Griffin Show” as well as the David Letterman Show, CNN, the Travel Channel and has performed live in venues as varied as the Vatican and George W. Bush’s inaugural banquet. Michael has produced over 40 instructional DVDs and his bestselling book is now in its 21st printing.
Kevin Jones is the Founder and Lead Instructor for the Young Wizards Club. Kevin is an experienced educator and professional magician, and had a successful corporate career spanning 25 years, including educational roles such as Chief Learning Officer for PricewaterhouseCoopers International, the world’s largest professional services firm and recruiter of 25,000 graduates each year. Kevin is proud to now use his experience to develop the next generation as they bloom into our country’s young leaders of the future. As a successful leader, performer and experienced coach, Kevin knows the value of the life lessons he learnt while studying magic in his youth and how these skills primed him for success. Kevin has over 40 years experience performing and entertaining all across the globe with his unique edutainment brand of magic. He loves to teach all ages and to instill a sense of wonder in the art of performance. Kevin is Life Member of the Society of Academy Magicians, Member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, and is a Magician Member of the Academy of Magical Arts. Kevin is also a Chartered Accountant and Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation.