Wizards was created in 1994 as a program to get students more excited and involved in science. Wizards creates excitement in the sciences, such as biology, physics, and chemistry. Volunteers perform science experiments with children from kindergarten to 8th grade, thereby connecting the principles of science to the real, everyday world.
Volunteers are split into groups led by a peer leader. The peer leader plans weekly experiments, and the program manager provides the supplies needed for the experiment.
Time commitment is 2-3 hours one day per week for an entire semester. Applications are accepted throughout the semester based on availability.
Wizards visits 12 sites including the Young Achievers School, Winship School and The Franklin Park Tenants Association.