My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for National Association for Gifted Children, Washington, DC, USA
I grew up in the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). I began attending the national conferences when I was a graduate student and have been drawn back each year to the people who are passionate about advocating for gifted children and adolescents. Being a volunteer for the organization is the most effective way to grow in my own understanding of the issues facing schools and families who want to do the best for their talented children. I've served on committees, been a Board member, served in more than one editorial role--and in each case, the rewards for service have been great. NAGC is the glue that holds the field together and provides a forum for all its constituents to have a voice. Now, I bring my own graduate students to the annual convention, encourage them to serve the field through NAGC, and enjoy the intellectual stimulation of being with informed professionals as they find their place within the organization.