Mi9 Agenda 2030: The Rise of Ms. Direction

Mi9 Agenda 2030: "The Rise of Ms. Direction"

SDG 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
4.7    By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality...more

SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

5.b    Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women

SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

11.3    By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries


Empowering Girls with "Superhero 9"

Our fun and engaging “Superhero 9” program learning materials empowers girls to improve their confidence, self-esteem and achieve their full potential. Girls discover their inner hero through "Superhero 9", which combines Education and Entertainment into Edutainment — a fun and engaging way for students to learn about the multiple intelligences, social causes, character traits, and career exploration. By learning about the MI9 Team superheroes and exploring the qualities that define each superhero, participants learn to embrace the super powers within themselves.

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Dr. Howard Gardner's Official Authoritative Site of Multiple Intelligences
Howard Gardner is Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Gardner presented the theory of multiple intelligences for the first time in 1983 in the book Frames of Mind. Since then, the theory has been used in a wide variety of contexts and most frequently in education with students of all levels. Find out more at Gardner’s official MI website at multipleintelligencesoasis.org.

Read Amy Mintz: Using Multiple Intelligences Theory to Understand Your "Superpowers" Dr. Howard Gardner's Official Authoritative Site of Multiple Intelligences,
discussing MI9 Team superheroes and the effectiveness of the multiple intelligences to increase self-esteem in youth.

Youth participants who successfully completed “Superhero 9” showed average gains of 20% improvement in self-esteem, as measured in surveys provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

What’s Included?

  • Multiple Intelligences
  • Volunteering & Social Causes
  • Leadership Skills Development
  • Identifying Strengths, Skills & Talents
  • College & Career Readiness
  • Character Building
  • & more

Endorsements & Testimonials

"Amy Mintz is a nonprofit founder and an educator who incorporates MI in her lessons as a means to improve students' self-esteem and performance. She has also drawn upon MI to create a book about superheroes entitled MI9 Team ."

-- Dr. Howard Gardner, Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

"The challenge for youth is to feel as smart as their peers and that they have the chances to use this intelligence. This is especially true for youngsters who lack encouragement where and how they live. Discuss Amy Mintz's new book with youngsters and let them recognize the super hero in themselves."

-- Allan Luks, Founding Director of the Center for Nonprofit Leadership at Fordham University

"This is a great way to introduce the concept of multiple intelligences. I really enjoyed reading the bios of each of the super heroes and super villains. It has a lot of good information about the different multiple intelligences and how you can use your strengths to overcome challenges. It's a great positive message for kids and really anyone who doubts their intelligence or wants to know more information about it."

-- Nicole Mahool, Dean of Students at Urban Assembly School for Global Commerce

"5 STARS!!! The MI9 Team's message that our diverse talents make us unique, and that our weaknesses by compensation can be turned into strengths is very powerful... As an educator, Amy did an outstanding job, because readers with deficits in memory can recall this information by remembering the characters. I love the book! Required reading for any Character Education class."

-- Maria Santiago, M.A., LDTC, Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant

"9 Bad Ass Super Heroes inspired by the Theory of Multiple Intelligences & each driven by a personal Social Cause... a total recipe for a HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER!"

-- Alexander Smith, Film Director/Producer, Uber Entertainment Ltd.

Did You Know?

Research shows that low self-esteem and confidence are seriously harming the lives of youth in America. Low self-esteem and confidence is linked to many harmful behaviors in adolescence and results in negative outcomes as an adult, including failing to reach one’s professional potential as an adult as well as poorer mental and physical health and higher criminal rates.


The great news is that this is a trait that can be reversed with action.


Student participants who successfully completed “Superhero 9” showed average gains of 20% improvement in self-esteem, as measured in surveys provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Who is the MI9 Team?

The MI9 Team is a group of nine superheroes who joined forces to achieve social change. Each member represents one of the nine multiple intelligences (hence the name of the team: MI9): verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, visual-spatial, to name a few and embodies a specific character trait, like leadership, determination and tenacity. They must constantly defend themselves and protect others as they battle against a gang of six supervillains, who are dead set on destroying anything in their paths. MI9 Team introduces each one of the characters and sets the stage for a battle between good and evil.

Superheroes in Action: