(We’re catching up with some posts after a busy few months!)
In mid-March the Milford Education Foundation held the very popular, half-day student enrichment program, Minds in Motion Milford, which features hands-on, interactive, high-interest workshops. Both parents and students who attended the event at Jonathan Law High School said they couldn’t wait to come back next year! (Minds in Motion is a signature enrichment program of the CT Association for the Gifted.)
About 150 kids enrolled in a choice of 32 classes including Shadow Puppet Circus, American Sign Language, Yoga, Song Writing Workshop, Modern Dance, Junior Vet, Acting From the Inside Out, Lego Mindstorms Robotics, Engineering a Kaleidoscope, and many more.
While the kids enjoyed their classes, their parents were invited to the keynote address Raising Children to be Lifelong Learners by Judy Primovera. There were also a selection of parent workshops. Some of the topics covered were gifted children, common core, effective parenting, and healthy eating.
At the Vendor Hall exhibitors presented classes, books, and other educational resources for purchase.
Milford Education Foundation is a non-profit-pending organization based in Milford, CT that is comprised of volunteers who are dedicated to promoting excellence, innovation and creativity in education for our children and community. We believe a community with a strong education system enhances quality of life by attracting businesses, retaining property values, and fostering community pride.
The Connecticut Association for the Gifted is a non-profit organization founded in 1969 that supports the needs of gifted and talented children across Connecticut. In addition to sponsoring the “Minds in Motion” events, CAG provides parents, teachers, and other educators with information and resources to help in parenting and educating gifted children.
Summer Institute for the Gifted offers 3-week academic summer camps for gifted and talented students ages 4-18. The program combines academics with social, cultural and recreational opportunities for a truly engaging summer. Choose from 22 campuses including Yale, Princeton and the University of Chicago. Residential, Commuter and Day programs available, plus a Residential SAT Prep program for students ages 15-18. For more info, visit www.GiftedStudy.org
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s mission is to advance the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. The Foundation believes that all exceptionally talented students who have financial need will excel academically when given the resources to develop their talents. We support these students from elementary school to graduate school through scholarships, grants, and direct services.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program currently serves high-achieving, low to moderate-income 7th grade students, and cultivates their talents and abilities throughout high school by providing the personalized advising and generous financial support needed to secure challenging academic opportunities.