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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

67 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Awesome program! My daughter was paired with a super-impressive mentor at MIT. Everything I expected from the program, from the amount of interaction to the quality of the summer project, met or exceeded my expectations.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Through GETMagic, I was paired up with a mentor that taught me how to code in HTML, CSS, and Java, which is something that I never would have had the experience to do outside of GETMagic. I really enjoyed being able to visit the Google campus and meeting so many incredible women, from my own mentor to several other ones. Each of them were all very unique and talented individuals that I enjoyed talking to and working with and if I had a chance to do this program again, I absolutely would.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

MAGIC was such an incredible opportunity that allowed girls like me become interested in a STEM field! I was also very lucky to get such amazing mentors like Jen and Uma. They guided me every step of the way from the initial idea to the final product. Having a woman mentor made a huge difference as I could relate and connect even better. In learning their backgrounds and stories, I was inspired that women could work on such amazing projects in their professional career. I went from knowing nothing about coding to building a functioning IOS/Android app. Jen was such a kind and patient mentor who taught me so much and helped troubleshoot and overcome challenges. MAGIC is able to find inspiring women mentors, who volunteer their personal time to help the girls with their projects. I discussed some possible project ideas and very quickly knew what I want to do and then we spent 1 on 1 time over 6 months to bring my app idea to reality. Because of MAGIC, I made new friends, got interested in a STEM career, and developed an app that I plan to continue building. In addition, my little sister (9 years) got interested in coding as well and started Scratch programming all by herself. I want to thank MAGIC and Jen for such a memorable experience.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

MAGIC was such an amazing experience and opportunity. My mentor, Venmathi, was sweet and patient and guided me throughout the project. I learned Javascript, HTML, CSS, and a little bit of python before applying for MAGIC where I was able to combine everything I learned into one project where I taught math, science, and vocabulary on 3 different levels. Learning with MAGIC made me feel as though I could handle a career in STEM in the future and inspired me to further pursue a career in Computer Science. I remain grateful to everything my mentor taught me and the opportunity MAGIC gave me.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience with MAGIC was truly incredible and memorable. My mentor, Hema, was so kind and helpful throughout the entire process. With her guidance, I found the motivation and the passion to pursue a tricky machine learning project. She provided the resources and the support to make my project extremely successful. The one-on-one female mentorship was also something so unique and so valuable, and I definitely could not be where I am today without the help of my mentor and the wonderful opportunities that MAGIC provided.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I think MAGIC is a great program for the youth go want to get involved with STEM related activities and it's an opportunity for them to expand their knowledge and skills in that area. I'm glad that I was able to be part of MAGIC because they offer you help that you need to take advantage of in order to gain as much new knowledge as possible. It's great that they can recruit mentors to be that source of help for the children who are part of that program and I was lucky enough to get an extremely caring and helpful mentor, Ellen Blaine. Overall, I had a great time joining MAGIC and I would recommend it to others.

Client Served

Rating: 5

MAGIC was a great opportunity for me and I enjoyed it a lot. I learned three different programing languages HTML, CSS, and Javascript. I have never learned this before but this program thought me in a way that I was able to understand. Overall I enjoyed this experience and I hope to create something in the future based of on the things I have learned.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have loved my experience with MAGIC! My mentor, Akhila, was the most wonderful and patient teacher I could ask for. She taught me how to code in Python, and was at my side throughout the entire project. I know that she was very busy, and I am so grateful for the time that she took out of her schedule to help me. Overall, I have had an incredible experience and would highly recommend MAGIC to anyone who is interested in learning more about the STEM field!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I did MAGIC in seventh grade, and it was an amazing experience! My mentor Smriti was so kind and helpful, and I'm so glad I got to work with her. She helped me through the entire project, and taught me Swift in less than a year. Overall, MAGIC was an amazing experience and I would highly recommend it to everyone!

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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!

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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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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!

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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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!