Young Wizards Club is proud to announce the inaugural launch of their Discover Magic educational program with classes commencing on April 9th, 2016 at the Players Theatre, the home of Monday Night Magic, New York’s longest running magic show.
Discover Magic is an innovative national educational program that was co-created by professional magicians and educators and is specifically designed to teach key life skills to 8-12 year olds through the process of learning to perform magic. Studies have shown practicing the art of magic helps students to build key qualities 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 not just magic, but how to interact successfully with other people. In fact, it’s best described as a life skills course camouflaged to look like a magic lesson. Kids become so engrossed and entertained in learning and performing the magic tricks they don’t realize they’re also developing incredibly valuable communication skills. Indeed, many opportunities for performing magic tricks arise later in adulthood, whether as an ice breaker for a businessman or a doctor who uses magic tricks to put their young patients at ease.
Every Discover Magic class features custom created props, one of the Traits of a True Magician, Top Secret Private Files for every child and even special Bonus material the kids can unlock with a secret code after class. The tricks taught are specially designed for small hands and that will not only fool adults, but will develop and unlock exciting possibilities in every child.
The Young Wizards Club, founded by successful professional magician and educator, Kevin Jones, was awarded the Presenter rights to teach the Discover Magic educational program in early 2016. “All of us at the Young Wizards Club are extremely excited to launch our Discover Magic Program this Spring and cannot wait to bring magic and wonder to the children of New York, and in the process we look forward to developing new life skills such as communication, presentation, collaboration and seeing our students grow in confidence as performers and as people. ” said Kevin.
Kevin Jones is the Founder and Lead Instructor for the Young Wizards Club. Kevin is an experienced educator and magician, with a successful career spanning 25 years, including educational roles such as Chief Learning Officer for PricewaterhouseCoopers International, the world’s largest professional services firm. Kevin is proud to now use his experience to develop the next generation of young leaders of the future.
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