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Causes: Education, Educational Services

Mission: Focus on providing middle and high school girls, who are seriously considering studying a STEM area, with a knowledge of tools and resources available for them to be successful!

Target demographics: Middle and High school girls

Geographic areas served: STEM Education

Programs: 1-1 face to face or remote mentoring in STEM

Community Stories

122 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My 8th grade daughter joined the MAGIC program this past spring. Her mentor Ira who is a woman engineer at Google. Ira was a wonderful and dedicated mentor. Despite her busy schedule, she made herself available to answer my daughter’s questions. She replied emails in a timely manner and she sometimes sent out emails in midnight. Ira even spent extra time to help my daughter ensuring she could finish her project on time. She invited my daughter to her house to help debugging the program when my daughter got stuck. Ira not only taught my daughter programming skill, but most importantly, she has also made herself a role model for my daughter.
There is a final presentation at the end of each term. On the day of presentation, MAGIC organized the girls to tour the Google campus and invited the girls having a lunch there. That was a fun day for the girls. The presentations were incredibly successful. It was amazed to see so much progress they had achieved. I certainly recommend the MAGIC program! We appreciate everyone at MAGIC for providing such a wonderful program to young girls who are willing to learn more about STEM.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter had great experience being part of Magic mentoring program! Her mentor, Becky, is incredibly talented and passionately worked with Sruthi! She introduced Python and taught her how to create games using Python. My daughter always eagerly waited for their weekly session and truly enjoyed working with Becky, Thanks a lot to Magic for providing such great opportunity!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It was an exciting experience to see the MAGIC in my daughter's growth and her sense of empowerment. These experiences served as a foundation into Computer Science and into a world of possibilities. The Magic program brought together the ability to solve complex problems using a programmatic approach.
Namitha Benjamin, my daughter's mentor, is an extremely intelligent woman that was her coach and friend. Namitha is patient, caring, and very dedicated to helping students evolve in their full potential.
I highly recommend Magic, and Namitha, to new students that are interested in learning about computer science. There is no challenge this wonderful program can't help solve for motivated students.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Our 7th grade daughter was a Magic mentee last year. Her mentor Smriti who is a student at MIT, was a spectacular mentor. Our daughter would look forward to their weekly Skype sessions. The interactions were always very thoughtful and positive. Smriti made our daughter feel confident in her abilities and explained complex ideas in such a way that our daughter never felt intimidated, but was actually excited to learn. Smriti made learning Xcode fun for a 12 year old. How cool is that? We are hoping that the girls will stay in touch and that Smriti will remain her mentor for a long time to come. We are thankful to Magic for providing such an amazing role model for our daughter.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

MAGIC was one of the best experiences I have ever had. MAGIC is an organization that is geared towards helping girls gain experience in STEM. Mentees are assigned to a specific mentor, who will help the mentee figure out what she wants to do for her project, which is presented at the end of each session.
Starting the program, I had very limited knowledge about computer programming. However, after 3 months, I was able to write an entire hangman game in python, which was the programming language I chose to write in. This was all possible because of the encouragement and support of my mentor.
I would definitely recommend this program because I learned so much about programming in those 3 months than I would have if I had just decided to take a class instead.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience with MAGIC was more than I could have imagined. Having the opportunity to partipate and collaborate with a mentor who works in STEM was exciting and gave me insight into what persuing a career in Computer Science could be like. This is an amazing program to join if you're a high school aged girl.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A catalytic platform for young girls, intending to pursue a career in STEM.

I was amazed by this volunteer driven 'pay- it-forward notion driven ' platform created by accomplished women professionals from the field of STEM .

The Program Principal structured my daughter's project keeping into mind, her areas of interest ( coupled with a demanding high school schedule) while, matching it with available Mentor skill sets.My daughter's mentors were very accomplished young STEM professionals. They were a constant source of motivation for her, during her year long project development phase till completion . As my daughter went about developing her project, their regular and focused interactions helped her reinforce various aspects of time, task and goal management.

I wish everyone associated with Get Magic all the very best . Finally, here's hoping that this catalyst, fuels more changes in the coming years.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi, I am Diana, and I am a rising junior in high school!
The MAGIC program was beyond my expectations in terms of what I have gained from it.
As a first time mentee and as someone who knew nothing about Computer Science, not knowing what she was getting herself into, it was one of the best experiences I ever had. This program is open to anyone of any level of knowledge, as well as anyone of personality or any of that matter. You learn so much from your mentor, and you create a very strong bond and network. MAGIC promotes confidence and empowerment in the STEM field for women. Personally, I thought that I gained a lot of social skills on how to collaborate with one another, which is really important! My Mentor, Roshni, was very open-minded, and she was my guidance who helped me find a place to start, which was Computer Software. Overall, the program is open to anyone, and it will definitely make an impact on your STEM dreams/career.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Magic was an excellent experience for my younger sister who is a rising senior in high school. Programs like Magic give young girls a chance to form relationships with women in the field of STEM, which is so crucial.

Allowing my younger sister to join this program has been such a privilege. Not only did she learn more about coding, but the program got her to think about her future in a more concrete way.

I thank everyone at MAGIC for providing such a vital program to young girls.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I loved working on my project with my mentor Neetu. She was very helpful to me and I learned everything I needed to know to complete my project.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a mentee in this project, I found it extremely helpful to be able to have someone to reach out to and ask for help. Namitha Benjamin, my tutor, was very patient with me. When I did not understand something, she would go straight to the whiteboard and starts explaining it to me immediately. I felt really comfortable to just send my tutor an email knowing that she would respond. I wanted to learn python because my father was doing python, and the way he described what he does fascinated me. Apart from my main project, I worked on a lot of smaller programs, such as programs that passed variables to functions, created lists, created arrays, received input from the user, and all these programs helped me understand programming concepts. The main project was inspired by my love of trivia games and my new love of coding.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As a rising Junior in high school, I cannot express how honored I am to have experienced this amazing program. MAGIC doesn't only promote learning about programming and tech-related activities, but also bonds between women in STEM work forces along with the next generation of STEM minds. MAGIC paired me to my two mentors Jaelle and Soja-Marie. They have honestly given me so much guidance over these two years. Jaelle and I worked on Cloud9 for my project last summer while, Soja worked with me all throughout the year. MAGIC taught me many languages but most importantly introduced me to so many amazing ladies in STEM! I highly recommend MAGIC to any girl with even a minuscule passion for STEM and willingness to learn.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

MAGIC is a great program for girls who want to pursue a career in STEM or are even thinking about it. I started the summer mentorship between my freshman and sophomore year and I am proud to say that it was definitely worth my time. My mentor, Jaelle Scheuerman, is an amazing person and mentor. She's really easy to work with and is always optimistic even when things aren't working out. My project was to make an app with her and I feel like I accomplished a lot because I learned some new programming languages and I was able to actually see them work. Jaelle is also a great mentor because she makes sure you understand the concepts before you apply them so, it provides a great, interactive working environment. Overall, I would for sure recommend MAGIC for any girl who is willing to spend their time learning about the STEM field and just to have fun!

1 Neetu J.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I love mentoring my mentee and learned a lot in the process.
Magic also helped me meet my remote mentee which was a great experience.

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Volunteer

Rating: 3

Its a great experience to get a chance to ignite young minds with possibilities .. Magic Mentors provides a great organized sustainable platform to make that a reality and create a difference

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The MAGIC corporation was very helpful for me. Personally, in MAGIC the part I enjoyed the most was giving our presentations on our final projects. I enjoyed this the most about the program because it helped me with my public speaking skills and it gave me the opportunity to be able to educate others the way the program educated me.

1 Morgan C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Magic is a wonderful program. I was a mentee in the program and I was able to learn new things, and also learn more about the subject I wanted to work in. I suggest Magic to other women that are looking for something to help them through their dream career.

1 Magreth M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had another great year with MAGIC mentoring my mentee Morgan. It was amazing learning 3D animation together and get to model a living room. I am so grateful to MAGIC for the positive impact it is making to the mentee by offering the 1-1 mentoring which is not easy to get.

Thanks MAGIC

Client Served

Rating: 5

My 8th grade daughter participated in the MAGIC program through the Girls Middle School. She felt empowered and supported by the program. She embraced her relationship with her mentor who provided patience and guidance. She had a great experience developing her project through trial and error. I whole heartedly recommend this worthwhile corporation and its positive impact on young women.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I found out about MAGIC during my junior year of high school, and was matched with my wonderful mentor, Susanne Glissmann. At the time, I was sure I wanted to pursue a career in tech, but wasn't sure exactly what sector to go into. Susanne was more than accommodating and introduced me to industry experts in Computer Science and Bioengineering. I got to learn more about what she did as a researcher at IBM, and even toured the office! I left the program feeling confident about my decision to pursue STEM, and stronger after meeting so many powerful women who shared their stories of success in the industry with me.

I actually was quite stubborn about pursuing biomedical engineering, but after seeing the strength of women in the computer science community in both MAGIC and college, I decided to pursue my degree in Computer Science at UC Berkeley. Throughout college I've come in contact with other women who have mentored for MAGIC, and have been on the receiving end of their wonderful guidance. I'm very lucky to be joining these women in industry now as a Software Engineer at Google! Thank you thank you thank you!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Magic has been a wonderful partnership for our school, not only for encouraging students to take on a self directed deep dive into computer science but for also demonstrating the power of mentorship. It was rewarding to see quiet students be able to present their final projects with such confidence and poise and demonstrate all that they learned throughout the project. The overall organization of the program was very accessible and well organized from the application process to check-in and also final presentations. I look forward to continuing to work with them and be able to inspire many more students.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a first time mentor with this organization and my first run with it has been an amazing process. I learned a lot along the way and genuinely had so much fun collaborating with my mentee. She was a curious girl who made me laugh, but also taught me the value of patience and how to be "cool".

GetMagic is one of those organizations out there that makes you realize how much you can do to change the world instead of being a passive supporter.