Currently, in the United States, recognition and support for gifted and talented youth continue to decline. An emphasis on raising test scores for underperforming children, the elimination of gifted programs and classes in schools, and an overall tendency in our society to be ambivalent about high academic and artistic performance are undermining the development of children with great potential.
The National Society for the Gifted & Talented (NSGT) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization created to honor and encourage gifted and talented (G&T) children and youth. It is committed to acknowledging and supporting the needs of G&T children and youth by providing recognition of their significant academic and artistic accomplishments and access to educational resources and advanced learning opportunities directly related to their interests and talent areas.
There are approximately three million gifted and talented children in grades K-12 nationwide, of whom only perhaps a quarter have been identified and receive support. Clearly, there is a need to help identify these very able children and assist them in realizing their full potential.
The goal of the NSGT is to provide an organization where increasing members of G&T children and youth are identified and, as members, can expect to find information and opportunities that directly relate to, and cultivate, their abilities and desires to achieve at a high level.
NSGT collaborates closely with other G&T program providers, school districts, colleges and universities, community programs, and corporations, and we invite all stakeholders who are dedicated to fostering the development of these extraordinary young people to join us as affiliate members.