The recognition of gifted and talented students, their accomplishments, and their potential is essential to prepare them for productive and satisfying futures. Their capacity to lead, their concerns about the world, and their ability to think creatively are vital national assets. For these young people to succeed, they need support and encouragement from peers, families, educators, programs, and organizations.
Some G&T students have advanced opportunities to explore their talents and practice their skills, and they achieve at a higher level than their peers. However, many G&T students do not have these opportunities. Their talents and gifts are not nurtured and often their potential goes unrealized. We believe that connecting all G&T youth with advanced opportunities will reverse this cycle, and society will benefit.