XGENS MEETS HARRY POTTER
1. DIGIVATIONS firmly believes that the power of an excellent book series which derives its strength of engagement from history, the stories from different time periods, and both actual discoveries and unproven theories underlying the natural world, science and the fabric of society are worthy of embrace intellectually, emotionally and, if relevant, physically- think Quidditch.
2. It raises to the level of noteworthy merit by the US National Library of Medicine. Enjoy the digital exhibition:
We believe that excellent literature especially from the sci-fi and fantasy realms leads to discovery, the self and externally, enhances critical and design thinking, innovation, fosters empathy and serves as a foundation in unlocking the mysteries of the world in which we live.
The Harry Potter series not only accomplishes these enormous challenges in a beautiful way, it serves as a powerful key into the the domains of magic, STEM-science, the arts and humanities, Quidditch-movement, and so much more.
XGENS MEETS HARRY POTTER
Why Do We Care: Reading the World renown Harry Potter series or watching the movies not only “suspends disbelief,” it invigorates a reader’s imagination, and the processes of inquisitiveness, learning, and critical thinking. The series also nutures the magical constructs of empathy through exploration of nature and in a manner that fosters our abilities to achieve a better understanding and acceptance of humans and natural creatures far different than ourselves and what we/our biases perceive to be less than perfect. Effectively, the series opens the human mind and spirit to a higher level of consciousness and engagement both intellectually and kinesthetically.
Hence, the magic of a well crafted book series engages all human senses in a transformative manner which has positive life long impact through the generations. NASA award winning DIGIVATIONS CAMP DEMIGOD INSTITUTE’s Innovation & Literary Camp DEMIGOD has for 5 years embraced all of these ideals nuturing a safe, intellectually stimulating environment, where youth are empowered to change the world as they explore and learn about their own internal magical qualities and share them with like minded campers/students. This process invites and fosters collaboration among like minded peers on novel projects including prototype inventions, short stories, plays, music, theatrical performances, quest and adventure design, old and new versions of sport including Quidditch, and so much more. As a result, these DIGIVATORS succeed in their life pursuits ranging from a more powerful embrace of offerings of their existing community and school (STEM, Drama, Music, Sports), EQ-Social Activity and friendship, as well as college and early career development ranging from entrepreneurship to healthcare, among others. Most significantly, campers/students establish life long friendships.
XGENS embrace of these same ideals in the rarified environment of a beautiful, artistically and intellectually stimulating college campus with access to leading scholars and Silicon Valley leaders is an ideal next step for personal growth and development. Perhaps the most vital elements of this opportunity are enabling both the new and old DIGIVATIONS community members to meet and collaborate with a different group of like minded campers/students while establishing life long friendships.
imagine: quidditch, magic, spells, potions, dark arts, adventures through clues, theatrical combat all blended in with DIGIVATIONS' NASA award winning STEM+ARTS+MOVEMENT curriculum taught to more than 5,000 students throughout North America,
Campers will learn the chemistry behind potions;the physics of quidditch including Newton’s 3 Laws and Einstein’s Theories which will help them prevail; deciphering techniques and learning different languages to read the clues; traveling through multiverses/alternative universes and space time (think “Dr. Who”);the quantum theories of superposition and quantum tunneling allowing them to traverse walls at PLATFORM 9 3/4; wand making; and the language behind spells, and so much more.
Of course, Hogwarts does feature rather unique creatures whose DNA could use a little tweaking requiring a review of genetics and the magical tools of the CRISPR realm. Remember Wizards Chess will be lurking about. Who will be the winner?
JOINING THE XGENS MAGICAL WORLD OF HARRY POTTER:
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
WE ARE EXCITED TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND AND INTERESTS. PLEASE FILL OUT THE ONLINE APPLICATION ALONG WITH A $100 NONREFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE.
XGENS PROGRAMS ARE HIGHLY SELECTIVE. WE ARE CONSIDERING STUDENTS BASED ON THEIR PASSIONS ESPECIALLY AS THEY RELATE TO THE POSITIVE VALUES REFLECTED IN THE WORLD OF HARRY POTTER. IN THIS REGARD, APPLICANTS MUST HAVE DEMONSTRATED THEIR ABILITIES AND PASSIONS BY APPLYING THE VALUES SET FORTH IN HARRY POTTER TO POSITIVELY CHANGING THE WORLD AROUND THEM.
PROVIDING US WITH INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR POSITIVE CONTRIBUTIONS TO YOUR COMMUNITY, UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL, AND PARTICIPATION IN ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS MODEL UN, YOUTH LEADERSHIP IN RECOGNIZED ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE KNOWN FOR AND DEMONSTRATE INCLUSIVENESS AND EMPATHY FOR OTHERS, EFFECTUATING POSITIVE CHANGE IS VITAL.
WE ALSO CONSIDER AN APPLICANT'S PROFILE, ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND INTERESTS AS THEY RELATE TO LITERACY CONCEPTS, HUMANITIES, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING FIELDS, THE ARTS, AND PHYSICAL ENGAGEMENT IN SPORTS OR OTHER RELATED FIELD OF MOVEMENT SUCH AS DANCE.
GRADES WHILE CONSIDERED ARE LESS IMPORTANT THAN THE OVERALL DIVERSE BACKGROUND OF AN APPLICANT AND THEIR FOCUS AND DRIVE IN AREAS WHICH DEMONSTRATE QUALITIES SUCH AS EMPATHY, CRITICAL AND DESIGN THINKING, AND PROBLEM SOLVING.
IN SUMMARY, WE ARE LOOKING FOR TOMORROW'S LEADERS TODAY THROUGH EARLY DEMONSTRATION OF LEADERSHIP, SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS, OUTSTANDING PERSONAL VALUES, AND EXCELLENT INTELLECTUAL, EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL INTELLIGENCES.
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR SHARING YOUR INTERESTS AND HELPING US ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS. WE LOOK FORWARD TO COMMUNICATING WITH YOU.
DRS. STEVEN LEE BERMAN AND ANNE DEANE BERMAN & JACOB BERMAN
Thank you for your interest in reading the information on the XGENS' site. We would ideally like to accommodate all of the highly motivated and passionate wizards. Unfortunately, space is limited and reserved for establishing the best community possible of like minded XGENERS.
The beauty of the process is that NASA award winning DIGIVATIONS CAMP DEMIGOD INSTITUTE also offers other Overnight Harry Potter opportunities during the summer at its Cornell University, Ithaca, NY location, please visit harrypottercamps.org.