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MAGNIFY Free Programs for MileStone Academy Students

MAGNIFY Maximize your potential!


MAGNIFY is a facilitated online 6-month program for at-risk learners in danger of falling through the cracks (9th – 12th Grade or ages 14 -18).

Its mission is to advance educational equity in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (S.T.E.A.M.) courses.

In addition, it supplies students with financial literacy through programs and resources.

Goals and Objectives

MAGNIFY’S goal is to increase their ability to succeed in school through working in teams on projects of value to the community AND their personal growth while building skills.

Its projects focus on bullying prevention, helping those undergoing bullying, and building awareness of the signs of bullying.

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is integral to the MAGNIFY educational program.

SEL is the process through which all young people and adults get and apply: 

  • Knowledge

  • Skills

  • Attitude to develop healthy identities.

  • Manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals.

  • Feel empathy for others, and establish and maintain supportive relationships to make responsible and caring decisions.

SEL advances educational equity and excellence through authentic school, family, and community partnerships.

The student participants in the program will be called Protégés.


Pervasive ethnic and racial educational disparities follow a pattern in which African American/Black, Pacific Islander, American Indian, Latino, and Asian groups underperform academically compared to Caucasians.

These educational disparities mirror ethnic and racial disparities in socioeconomic status, health outcomes, and healthcare.

MAGNIFY FREE Programs  |  MileStone Academy Students

MAGNIFY is 100% FREE for all students joining the program!

General Information – FAQs

If approved, when is the start date?

The programs start every January.

What percentage of this program is virtual?

MAGNIFY is 100% virtual! An optional in-person kicked off in January. All in-person events will be in full compliance with COVID-19 protocols.

Are applicants required to be enrolled in school at the time of submission?

Yes, each applicant must be enrolled in public, charter, private, or home school.

Are applicants required to meet a particular grade point average level?

No. Magnify does not believe that letter grades convey and tell the complete story of a student’s understanding or aptitude to apply the skills/concepts learned.

Are applicants with learning differences eligible to apply?

Yes, however, if we cannot meet the learning needs of an applicant, we will refer the applicant to other resources.

What equipment or technical services are required?

None. Chromebook or other tablet devices and Internet Service (low-income families may be eligible for grants to cover the cost of these expenses.

Will the program require parent participation?

Parent participation is always encouraged. However, the students will manage attending classes and completing assignments independently.

How are Mentors in the MAGNIFY programs vetted?

MAGNIFY conducts thorough background checks on all parties engaging with students. Each Mentor must receive full clearance before being selected for the program.

  • Click HERE to download Magnify’s brochure.

  • Click HERE to start Magnify’s student application.

  • Click HERE to become a protégé.

  • Click HERE to become a mentor.

  • Click HERE to learn more about grant opportunities.

How to apply?

If you’d like to learn more about the MAGNIFY program, receive information about becoming a Mentor or Protégé, or are interested in volunteering, please click here and fill out the form.

How much does MAGNIFY cost?

MAGNIFY is 100% FREE for all students joining the program!

Need more resources?

Click here to view our resources page. We supply a list of resources serving the Greater Philadelphia region.