All children are entitled to an education that helps them reach their full potential. Yet, we have not always provided adequate learning opportunities for our most able and high-performing children and young people.
The Be Sensitive Foundation is committed to a renewed focus on gifted and talented education and a greater support for families, teachers, and educational leaders. Learn More.
supports those who enhance the growth and development of gifted and talented children through education, advocacy, community building, and research. They aim to help parents and families, K-12 education professionals including support service personnel, and members of the research and higher education community who work to help gifted and talented children as they strive to achieve their personal best and contribute to their
It is important to note that not all gifted children look or act alike.
Children are gifted when their ability is significantly above the norm for their age. Giftedness may manifest in one or more domains such as; intellectual, creative, artistic, leadership, or in a specific academic field such as language arts, mathematics or science.
It is difficult to estimate the absolute number of gifted children in the U.S. and the world because the calculation is dependent on the number of areas, or domains, being measured and the method used to identify gifted children. However, many consider children who are in the top 10 percent in relation to a national and/or local norm to be a good guide for identification and services.
Giftedness exists in every demographic group and personality type.
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. We aim to support parents and families; K-12 education professionals, including support service personnel; and members of the research and higher education community.
Working together we will achieve the vision where giftedness and high potential are fully recognized, universally valued, and actively nurtured to support children from all backgrounds in reaching for their personal best and contributing to their communities. Learn More