What is MCGT?


The Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented (MCGT) is a support and advocacy organization for parents and educators of gifted children. MCGT publishes a bi-monthly newsletter, hosts a member-only email discussion list, sponsors an annual state conference with special children’s programs, conducts monthly CHAT Nights and occasional topical seminars, promotes advocacy at all levels for gifted and talented children, is active in legislative efforts on behalf of kids, and supports local chapters.

MCGT’s Mission

The Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented (MCGT) is a state-wide non-profit support and advocacy organization of parents, educators, and other professionals who live or work with gifted children and are interested in their education and well-being. MCGT also strives to educate its membership, as well as the general public, about the importance of meeting the educational and social emotional needs of gifted children. Our mission is to promote better understanding of, and educational services for, gifted and talented children and their families. MCGT is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and was established in 1946.

MCGT provides information and literature and referral services, publishes a bi-monthly newsletter, sponsors an annual state conference with special children’s programs, conducts monthly CHAT Nights and occasional topical seminars, promotes advocacy at all levels for gifted and talented children, is active in legislative efforts on behalf of kids in collaboration with the Minnesota Educators of the Gifted and Talented, and participates in a national network through its affiliation with the National Association for Gifted Children and other organizations. (The national convention of NAGC in November 2007 was held in Minneapolis.)

Chapters throughout the state offer opportunities for networking and local activities. MCGT board’s Chapter Liaison can help you form a new chapter in your school district or community. See the Local Chapter Page for more information.

If you are not yet a member of MCGT, you can join online or print out an application form on the Membership page. Once you are a member, you can interact with other MCGT members around the state by participating in the official MCGTdotnet email list. See the Email Group page for more information.

Legal Information

Nondiscrimination Policy

Membership in MCGT is open to all who are concerned about nurturing the potential of gifted and talented Minnesotans. Our organization welcomes people from all backgrounds, and our services and resources are available to all members, regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MCGT does not discriminate in any of its programs on the basis of these categories or any other category prohibited by law.

Copyright Notice

The contents of this site are copyright 2007 by the Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented, all rights reserved. No copyright claimed in United States government works. Please contact the MCGT office for information about requesting authorization to reprint materials on this site.

Disclaimer

This site does not provide professional legal or psychological advice. If you have concerns about individual circumstances in your family, please contact a competent professional.

Bylaws

Click here to view current bylaws.