Gifted youth

Gifted youth

The Mensa Foundation has a strong commitment to supporting educational outreach and social stimulation for gifted young people everywhere. Specifically, the Foundation provides funding for the following programs.


 

AG youth program

AG youth program

Activities for Young Mensans ages preschool to college have been provided at each American Mensa Annual Gathering since 1997. Under the Mensa Foundation's sponsorship, the program has expanded and grown.

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Bright

<em>Bright</em> enewsletter

Mensa For Kids' Bright is the smartest monthly enewsletter for kids ages 6 to 10! Every issue is full of fun games, puzzles, activities and factoids specially selected to encourage children to learn, explore and think outside the box.

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Excellence in Reading program

Excellence in Reading program

Acknowledging the value of the National Endowment for the Humanities' appreciation of classic literature for young people, this year-round challenge to kids of all ages is based on the NEH's "Summertime Reading" list.

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Mensa For Kids

Mensa For Kids

The award-winning Mensa for Kids Web site features age-appropriate games and links for 6- to 10-year-olds, as well as study tips, resources for parents and teachers, a monthly feature and a regularly updated blog by site mascot Max the Fox.

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Parent and teacher resources

Parent and teacher resources

These hands-on programs include a series of educational activities for all ages and a group of lesson plans designed for homeschooling or classroom use.

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Scholarships

Scholarships

The Mensa Foundation's college scholarship programs base their awards totally on essays written by the applicants.

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TeenSIG

TeenSIG

As a national Special Interest Group of American Mensa, TeenSIG provides a forum for social and intellectual interaction among teen Mensans ages 13 to 19. Members interact online and in person at events such as the Annual Gathering.

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