About the Program
All of us adult Mensa members were gifted in our youth, too. We all have our own stories yet share a common experience of feeling different from the crowd.
Whether you are a parent looking for resources or are younger and here through your own searching, read on about the support for gifted youth in Mensa. In case you are wondering, yes, plenty of Mensa members who are parents have gifted children, too.
Mensa supports young members internationally and in American Mensa with an extensive Gifted Youth Program. Some of the benefits include
- Mensa for Kids website https://www.mensaforkids.org/,
- Young Mensan Magazine with articles for and by our young members,
- Learning through online materials and the Excellence in Reading program,
- Lesson and activity plan resources for parents and teachers,
- …And so much more.
The Mensa-administered qualification test is available for those at least 14 years old. For those under 14, Mensa accepts other standardized tests detailed on the American Mensa website at https://www.us.mensa.org/join/gifted-youth-admission/.
Minnesota Gifted Youth Coordinator