-Vivian Malone, class of 1965, first African American to graduate from the University of Alabama
Ø Share resources, tips, brochures and other informational sources to help parents/families know the ‘rules of the game’. Use different venues to share materials to reach all of your audiences (don’t assume that everyone has easy access to technology).
Ø When you hear information about enrichment programs, take the information to community gathering places like houses of worship, barber shops, beauty salons, community centers, athletic events to share. There are many, many other highly able children in our communities whose families NEVER hear information about special programs.
Ø Almost every state in the nation has a state organization for gifted children whose members are professionals and nonprofessionals with interest in gifted education. Find out the NAME OF YOUR STATE’S ORGANIZATION, GET DATES FOR REGIONAL OR STATEWIDE CONFERENCES, attend the conference, pay membership dues, actively participate on committees.