Mensa for Kids’ 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.

The Mensa Foundation recognizes and encourages education, gifted youth, and lifelong learning through resources like the Mensa for Kids website and other programs for youth and those who support them. This program is open internationally to any and all readers under 18 years of age, their teachers, and librarians.

Earn a commemorative certificate in recognition of your outstanding achievement and get an Excellence in Reading T-shirt, too!