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Topic: What is I.B.M. Youth?
Message: Posted by: Steve Brooks (May 22, 2008 03:46PM)
[b]I.B.M. Youth[/b] is the [i]highly[/i] respected junior branch of the [url=http://www.magician.org/portal/]International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M.)[/url], the world's [i]largest[/i] magic fraternity. The [url=http://www.magician.org/portal/]I.B.M.[/url] sponsors this dynamic co-ed youth program to provide fun [i]hands-on[/i] mentoring and support for the thousands of talented young magicians around the world.

Youth affiliates are sponsored by individual Rings. Each Ring provides accomplished adult magic advisors and personal mentors to help guide each level of the program. Collectively, [b]I.B.M. Youth[/b] teaches leadership skills, promotes an appreciation for our magic heritage and enhances public performance and theatrical techniques.

[b]I.B.M. Youth[/b] serves junior [url=http://www.magician.org/portal/]I.B.M.[/url] members between the ages of 10 through 17 inclusive. The program is set up to provide [i]hands-on[/i] training for [i]beginner[/i], [i]intermediate[/i] and [i]advanced[/i] teens.

[b]I.B.M. Youth[/b] has five basic program goals:
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[*]To educate young magicians to the ethics, history and skill of the international magic community;
[*]To expose skilled adult and gifted youth members to one another for their mutual benefit;
[*]To promote positive self-esteem and confidence among serious young magicians;
[*]To sculpt our magical youth into adults who will honor the fraternal traditions of the I.B.M.;
[*]And to project community awareness of magic as a valued theatrical art and community service.
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Program guides and forms are available through the [url=http://www.magician.org/portal/]I.B.M.[/url] offices or by emailing: IBMYouth@magician.org

[b]I.B.M. Youth[/b] can be found on Facebook by [url=http://www.facebook.com/IBMYouth]Clicking Here![/url]

Visit the [b]I.B.M. Youth[/b] online magazine, [b]The Top Hat[/b] by [url=http://www.magician.org/portal/en/node/189]Clicking Here![/url].

Visit the Raleigh, NC pilot program website by [url=http://www.magicyouthraleigh.org]Clicking Here![/url]