Support for 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.

<em>Bright</em> enewsletter
Bright

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.

Mensa for Kids&rsquo; 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, the Mensa Foundation developed the Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading program, a year-round challenge to kids of all ages based in part on the NEH’s “Summertime Favorites” and “Nonfiction Favorites” reading lists.

Mensa for Kids
Mensa for Kids

The award-winning Mensa for Kids website features age-appropriate games and links for 6- to 16-year-olds, as well as study tips and resources for parents and teachers.

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.

Scholarships
Scholarships

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