Welcome to North Texas Mensa Gifted Youth

Mensa Gifted Youth is a Special Interest Group (SIG) in Mensa, specifically dedicated to providing activities, events, and interaction opportunities for those Mensans under age 18.  We try to schedule at least one event a month for gifted youth, across a wide variety of fun and interesting things.  If you have an idea for something that might be interesting to try, please let me know.  Some of the things we've done recently:

Astronomy night
Built a synthesizer
Toured a recycling center
Watched countertops being made
Flew airplanes
Took on the Cardboard Challenge
Helping with White Rock Lake cleanup
Assembled meals for the less fortunate
Toured a football manufacturing plant
Picked blueberries
Board games parties
Delivered Meals-on-Wheels

The National Mensa web site has a list of the many things they do to help foster a supportive environment for Gifted Youth across the country.  See http://www.us.mensa.org/learn/gifted-youth/ for a list of what they do, or http://www.mensaforkids.org/play_template.cfm to play games especially designed to be fun for gifted youth.  American Mensa also runs the BrightKids facebook page, which is a forum for parents, teachers, and others interested in raising and educating gifted children.  See http://www.us.mensa.org/learn/gifted-youth/other-resources/ for details on BrightKids and other resources for adults.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact me at GiftedYouth (@) northtexasmensa.org or give me a call (daytime) at 972.344.5939.  


Bill Rock