American Mensa and the Mensa Education & Research Foundation provide a number of resources in the support and education of gifted youth. Benefits specifically created for this cause include the following.
The Foundation's Gifted Youth Specialist also shares a number of conference presentation handouts, parenting tips and other resources on the Mensa Foundation Web site and on SlideShare. Included with the SlideShare slideshows is information on how to help you gifted child find friends, our Distinguished Teacher award, and more.
- Bright enewsletter
Mensa For Kids' Bright is the smartest monthly enewsletter for kids ages 6-10. Regular features include games of logic, math, spatial relations and word usage; science features; and activity ideas, programs and feature stories courtesy of the Mensa For Kids Web site and the Mensa Foundation.
- Bright Kids on Pinterest
We share a number of resources for teachers, parents and gifted youth on our Bright Kids Pinterest boards, created specially to highlight quality educational resources and fun activities.
- Gifted youth discounts
In addition to discounts on magazines such as mental_floss and Scientific American MIND, young Mensa members can take advantage of several other cost-savings.
- Lesson and activity plans
Parents and teachers will find many lesson plans geared to gifted youth on the Mensa For Kids Web site. The plans are developed at a number of grade levels at which gifted youth can complete the lessons without adult assistance. Additionally, there are educational activity plans appropriate for use in school-based programs, as well as in the home.
- Mensa For Kids
Sponsored by the Mensa Foundation, the Mensa For Kids Web site offers games, a monthly feature, mascot Max's blog and other resources geared to gifted youth. Resources for parents and teachers are available on the site, including lesson plans, activities, the Excellence in Reading program and TED Connections.
- Mind Games®
Shall we play a game? Mind Games® is the ultimate board game event. For three days, Mensans play the newest and hottest board games. Only five games emerge as winners, eligible to bear the Mensa Select® seal.
The Mensa Education & Research Foundation's college scholarship program bases its awards totally on essays written by the applicants.
- TED® Connections
Sponsored by the Mensa Foundation, TED® Connections are short, easy-to-use guides for teachers, parents and youth. The guides, which can be used in a classroom or home setting, are extensions of the basic TEDTalks.