Please Support CAG on #GivingTuesday 

Tuesday, December 1st is #GivingTuesday, the fourth annual national day of giving. CAG's end of year goal is to raise $10,000 to provide financial aid to students who need it, which will allow them to attend our Minds In Motion™ events, as well as fund our professional development programs for educators.

If everyone reading this donated just $10 we would be well on our way to meeting that goal of helping all of Connecticut's gifted children reach their potential. Throughout the month we will be posting and sharing stories on our Facebook and Twitter pages to help raise awareness around CAG's very important mission. We hope that you will share our stories and posts with your friends, family, colleagues and community, to help raise awareness around all that CAG does to help your gifted children.

We could do so much more with your support! Click the #GivingTuesday Logo at left to donate!

CAG is here to support you!

CAG supports you, as educators and parents, to meet the needs of Connecticut's gifted, talented, and high-potential children. Our mission is to help all children reach their full individual potential. We offer resources, information, and programs for students, parents, and educators. Please explore our website to learn how you can benefit from what CAG offers.

JOIN CAG! For only $15.00 a year or $60.00 for lifetime membership, you will have priority access to CAG's individual support; guidance on testing, assessment and educational options; vast network of resources; research-based information on all aspects of raising and educating gifted children; helpful tools and training; expert speakers; and more. Put CAG to work for you and join today!

Latest Information

Minds In Motion

Thank you to the steering committees, sponsors, presenters, vendors, and volunteers who helped bring enriching Minds In Motion™ programming to Madison and Canton this fall.  Save the date of December 12 for our upcoming Minds In Motion™ Hartford. Minds In Motion™ offers something for both children and adults.  We're planning hands-on, fast-paced workshops for kids and a keynote and workshops for parents, too. Visit our Minds In Motion™ page for more information, and to find out how you can host a Minds In Motion™ in your town. The Minds In Motion™ 2015-2016 season is sponsored in part by GoQuest.

Connecticut Association for the Gifted Announces Search for Board of Directors Member Experienced in Public Relations/Strategic Marketing

CAG is seeking an individual to serve as a Board member who has background in public
relations and strategic marketing, that ideally includes a blend of media relations, marketing planning and advocacy. [ more ]

Applications Being Accepted for JKC Foundation Undergrad Transfer Scholarships

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation seeks outstanding community college students with financial need for its Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The Foundation provides up to $40,000 annually high-achieving students and recent alumni from community colleges or two-year institutions who will pursue bachelor's degrees at four-year institutions. If you know any students who stand out for their exceptional academic abilities and achievements, persistence, leadership, and desire to help others, please encourage them to visit the Cooke Foundation's website to learn more. The application will close in early December. Read more:

Get Your CAG Parent's Handbook

Every parent should own CAG's invaluable primer to gifted education in Connecticut, and raising gifted children in general.  Titled A Parent's Guide to Gifted Education: What it Means to Have a Gifted Child, this book is every parent's first step in charting their child's educational future. [ more ]

Contribute To The Good Work of CAG

There are a number of easy ways you can contribute to the good work of CAG. Here are some ideas:
• Give the gift of a CAG membership to your child's teacher.
• Sign up on, choose CAG as your charitable institution, and Amazon will donate (.5%) of the money you spend on to CAG on your behalf, without cost to you.
• Visit, and select CAG/Connecticut Association for the Gifted as your cause.
• Donate your unwanted items to Helping Hands Community Thrift Store and Furniture Bank. Your donation is tax deductible and CAG benefits. Learn more.
• Volunteer! CAG has roles available in fundraising, communications, advocacy, social media, events, technology, grant writing, and more. Let us know your interests at

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