Gifted Youth Corner

News and Announcements for SFRM Gifted Youth and Their Parents

SFRM Gifted Youth Corner (June 2024)

SFRM Gifted Youth Corner (June 2024)

It’s officially SUMMER BREAK and I hope it’s jam-packed with fun activities. 🙂   If it’s not or if you need more things to do, here are some suggestions:

Event Recap – Intro to Mensa’s Gifted Youth Program

Event Recap – Intro to Mensa’s Gifted Youth Program

A huge thank you to everyone who attended the May 19th Intro to Mensa’s Region 8 Gifted Youth Program event on Zoom. Out of 29 who registered, 18 attended.  There was a lot of interest in having a quarterly get-together and I’ll touch base with you again on the next date.

Gifted Youth Corner – April

Gifted Youth Corner – April

Happy National Volunteer Month!

The history of National Volunteer Month dates back to the mid-20th century when numerous organizations and nonprofits began acknowledging the immense contributions of volunteers.

Gifted Youth December 2023 Newsletter

Gifted Youth December 2023 Newsletter

I’m excited to share that I have a website for all of you to refer to: https://region8gyc.com/  There you can see the past newsletters (like this one!), upcoming events, and program updates. 

Event Recap: Making and Keeping Good Friends

Event Recap: Making and Keeping Good Friends

Our November virtual event with Dr. Marty Nemko, Secrets to Making and Keeping Good Friends, was a hit where we had 15 of 37 registrants attending the session where we talked a lot about our challenges with friendship and shared ideas on how to better connect with people we want to become our friends.

Gifted Youth Fall 2023 Newsletter

Gifted Youth Fall 2023 Newsletter

Happy Fall! I’ve been working on a TOP SECRET PROJECT that I’m putting the final touches on, but in the meantime I’d like to announce our next virtual event Secrets to Making and Keeping Good Friends

Gifted Youth Corner – September

Gifted Youth Corner – September

We had a great session with Molly Bundschuh, American Mensa’s Gifted Youth Program Manager about the Mensa Honor Society in August and I’ll be sharing the video with everyone as soon as it becomes available. 

Gifted Youth Corner – July

Gifted Youth Corner – July

One of the most common questions I receive from Gifted Youth parents is if they can host events in their local group for their gifted child to meet other young Mensans in their area.  The short answer is “No, but…”.

Gifted Youth Corner – June

Gifted Youth Corner – June

Upcoming Event: Sunday June 4th at 2pm – Online Gaming

Playing games can lower barriers to make new friends so let’s play some games online! We’ll start with Gartic Phone where it’s sort of like Telephone Pictionary and then, based on the number of people, we can play Spyfall or Fishbowl.

May 2023 Newsletter

May 2023 Newsletter

Summer break is almost here for many of you…hooray! Our next Region 8 Meetup will be on Sunday, June 4th at 2pm PT where we can hang out with each other while playing some online games. 

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