Minnesota Council for the Gifted & Talented

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CHAT Night, MITY: Where It’s Cool To Be Smart

Thursday, January 20, 20227-8:30pm

Did you miss the CHAT night? See the slides and program information below.

Join Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth’s Executive Director to learn about upcoming local enrichment opportunities specifically designed for bright and eager learners.  Founded in 1967, MITY empowers and challenges intellectually curious young people within a diverse, inclusive community.  It offers both in-person and virtual programs for 1st – 12th grade students in the areas of STEM, humanities and the fine arts.  Join us to learn how your child can join the MITY family.

Facilitator: Erica Brewinski, Executive Director, Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth

Erica Brewinski holds a B.A. from Brown University, an M.A. in Educational Policy & Administration from the University of Minnesota, and an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from the University of St. Thomas.  She is also a licensed K-12 Principal in the state of Minnesota and is certified in Professional Development.  Erica has taught students in grades 6 – 12, undergraduates and graduate students, and was a school administrator for ten years before joining MITY in 2019.  As a parent of three young children, she understands the importance of supporting students’ intellectual, physical, and socioemotional growth at every turn.

MITY Presentation Slides

MITY 2022 Summer Expand Your Mind Flyer

MITY 2022 Summer ExplorSchool Flyer

MITY 2022 Spring YES Flyer


What’s a CHAT Night?

CHAT Nights are dedicated to informally connecting parents of gifted children, helping them find other parents in similar situations with an ear to listen, experiences to share, and solutions to offer. Each CHAT Night starts with a brief (10-15 minutes) presentation by a facilitator on a designated topic of interest followed by small group discussion. The format of CHAT Nights is intended to be casual, rather than structured.

Due to the nature of CHAT nights, they will NOT be recorded.