National Talent Search Organizations
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The Cooke Young Scholars Program is a selective five-year, pre-college scholarship for high-performing 7th grade students with financial need. It provides comprehensive academic and college advising, as well as financial support for school, Cooke-sponsored summer programs, internships, and other learning enrichment opportunities.
Cooke Young Scholars Program
The National Association for Gifted Children is an organization that advocates for and supports the needs of gifted children. NAGC's mission is to support those who enhance the growth and development of gifted and talented children through education, advocacy, community building, and research.
PG Retreat is an organization directed by and for its members, cultivating lifelong communities of support and enriching the lives of profoundly gifted children and their families.
Throughout the year, PGR families and the professionals who serve them engage with one another, providing learning opportunities and fostering lasting friendships among true peers. This engagement culminates in our annual gatherings each summer.
CBK believes they can offer "a bright spot for bright kids" who often have difficulty finding a place of challenge, excitement, and community, whether they have been identified for gifted and talented programming yet or not. No matter what time of year kids are interested in becoming involved in this kind of environment, we have programs available.
SENG provides support through a variety of programs, all aimed to be inclusive and accessible. We offer online support groups for gifted, talented and twice-exceptional individuals and their parents/guardians, online SENGinars with leading experts, in-person regional mini-conferencesand an annual conference, SENG Model Parent Groups (SMPG) and Facilitator Training, SENG Library, SENGVine e-newsletter, Continuing Education courses for professionals, workshops, and more! SENG is a national organization with occasional events and programs in Canada, plus an affiliate organization in Europe.
The Daimon Institute is passionate about supporting the overall development of Exceptionally Gifted individuals including cognitive, social, emotional and spiritual dimensions. Linking members of this community to appropriate opportunities in the educational and business sectors in a major thrust of intervention and support. Providing opportunities for members of the gifted population to connect and form reciprocal, sustaining relationships is another integral goal of Sue’s work. Sue has conducted research and has published in several major journals/textbooks throughout her professional career.