Our Mission

In 2004, the founders of the Magic Wand Foundation became alarmed. In the US, depression and suicide are 10 times more prevalent today then in 1960.  To make matters worse, the average onset age for depression is now 14.5 years of age vs. 29.4 years old just 50 years ago.  In a world of expanding access, knowledge, and opportunity, the sad reality is that the human condition is in decline.

 

This spawned a groundbreaking study that lasted 3-years and concluded in 2008.  The focus of the research was to determine the characteristics that define happy and successful people who find great meaning from life.  The conclusion was simple, what separates happy and successful people are their mindsets, how they view themselves, their environment, and their future.  These critical lessons and strategies are the missing ingredient within school systems and youth programs around the world.

The Magic Wand Foundation founders at our One Magical Night event. Mitch Schlimer (Left), Jeff Waller (Center Left), Scott Shickler (Center Right), and Juan Casimiro (Right). 

The Magic Wand Foundation founders at our One Magical Night event. Mitch Schlimer (Left), Jeff Waller (Center Left), Scott Shickler (Center Right), and Juan Casimiro (Right). 

In 2008, The Magic Wand Foundation was created with the sole purposes of empowering youth globally with new mindsets that will lead to lives of greater happiness and success, while also enabling youth to maximize their positive impact on the world.  Knowing that many young people throughout the world could not access life changing mindset training, the Magic Wand Foundation was formed to find ways to reach under-privileged youth around the world.

 

Since its inception, the Magic Wand Foundation has empowered over 50,000 students in over 20 countries directly and through partner organizations and schools systems.  Our ultimate goal is to help facilitate a collective mind-shift on a global scale; to assist in developing solutions to the many problems we face, through an often overlooked place, the hearts and minds of our youth one student at a time.

 

 

“We can not solve the problems we face at the same level of thinking that created them”

-Albert Einstein