BABL Media to Host Second Annual MAGIS Entrepreneurship Demo
BABL Media , LaunchHouse portfolio company, invites Cleveland residents to support young scholars at its second annual MAGIS Entrepreneurship Demo. On July 9, eight teams of three REACHing MAGIS graduates will present their ideas to a panel of local entrepreneurs at LaunchHouse. The event will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
REACHing MAGIS is an intensive, four-week program during which 60 plus students will expand their entrepreneurial knowledge by creating a mock startup company. The primary goal of the MAGIS program is to prepare and attain young scholars for admission into Catholic high schools such as Saint Ignatius High School, Notre Dame Cathedral Latin, Saint Edwards and Cleveland Central Catholic. Since 2005, around 50 percent of MAGIS graduates have been admitted to SaintIgnatius High School annually.
MAGIS is designed to identify and inspire students who demonstrate the potential and commitment to become successful students in college preparatory high schools. MAGIS functions as both an academic adviser and mentor, providing personal development to young men in the Cleveland area.
During the four-week program, teachers work alongside students to help develop strong study, time management, test taking, graphic design and entrepreneurial skills. Students also attend rigorous preparatory classes in reading, math and English. Throughout the program, all students participate in prayer, reflection and devotion. Furthermore, MAGIS students learn leadership qualities, effective communication and social skills, developing young scholars into well-rounded individuals.
“I have had the great fortune of being a part of this amazing program for three years, and I never cease to be amazed at the incredible ideas our students are able to come up with,” said Nick Pavlak, founder of BABL Media. “They offer a totally unique perspective based on how they relate to and utilize technology and the Internet. These incredibly creative students are able to make connections most adults have never even considered and thus have consistently created brilliant business and design ideas.”
MAGIS accepts promising students who have completed their 6th year of education. To be eligible to participate, students must be referred from a teacher, principal, pastor, community leader or MAGIS alumni.
In future years, the MAGIS program hopes to add a fifth grade level program to its existing program. In addition, the program hopes to offer new subjects such as robotics, art, history and science.
For more information, visit www.Ignatius.edu.
About BABL Media:
BABL Media was founded around the idea that real art, innovative design and creative thoughts help build better businesses. BABL’s main clients are companies looking to break away from boring, mainstream stock-photography styled designs in order to turn heads and standout from the crowd. BABL offers bold, innovative solutions to even the most mundane business designs. BABL currently works out of Shaker|LaunchHouse, a business accelerator in NE Ohio. Visit http://www.bablmedia.com/ for more information.
About the REACHing MAGIS Program
In 2005, the MAGIS program revitalized all entities by starting its Summer Achievement Program, in conjunction with Saint Ignatius’s Summer Enrichment Program. This revitalization gave birth to a new and improved program, one that provides an intensive academic experience through a yearlong academic experience. MAGIS students develop strong math, reading, English, test preparation, computer graphic design and entrepreneurship skills. MAGIS offers a variety of programs throughout the year. During the Fall Leadership Institute, a program in which MAGIS students learn leadership qualities, students learn effective communication and social skills. MAGIS also offers a Winter Leadership Institute, a program designed to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Winter Institute is designed to motivate young men to understand equality and become leaders of a more just society. The REACHing MAGIS Program aims to prepare students who have been traditionally underrepresented at their schools for the academic, social and spiritual challenges they may encounter as students in a college preparatory high school setting.