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Gifted Youth

giftedyouthYoung Mensans (under 18) are one of the fastest-growing segments of Mensa’s membership; one of the first two Special Interest Groups recognized in 1965 focused on their unique issues. Currently, American Mensa has more than 2,800 members under the age of 18 with the youngest being 3 years old.

To serve Young Mensans and their families, Mensa has a full-time Gifted Youth Specialist who supports Young Mensan services and resources. Additionally, Local Groups have Gifted Youth Coordinators who serve as resource guides and also often plan activities specifically for Young Mensans.

Membership benefits for Young Mensans

It can be tough to be the smartest kid in the room, and Mensa makes it easier by providing a wide range of benefits and opportunities for Young Mensans, including:

Young Mensa members can review books sent by publishers including Random House, Candlewick, National Geographic, and Harvard University Press.


BrainWorx shares a series of daily trivia questions geared specifically toward gifted youth.

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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.

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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.