As part of its mission to serve academically advanced pre-college students around the world, the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) is pleased to announce new cooperation with the Qatar Foundation (QF) to identify and support the needs of bright young learners in Qatar. Today, the two organizations announced plans enabling the Qatar Foundation to offer a customized version of CTY’s Live Interactive Virtual Explorations (L.I.V.E) program in Qatar which will launch on Feb. 6, 2021 and run through April 10, 2021.  The program offers engaging online enrichment courses, developed and delivered by CTY expert instructors, to identified advanced learners. QF gifted education experts will be on-hand to support students through in-person workshops (COVID permitting) and extension activities at the Qatar Academy for Science and Technology (QAST).

Learn more about the new Qatar Foundation Gifted Enrichment Program offering.

This work is part of broader cooperation in support of the development of the Qatar Foundation Gifted Hub and to serve schools and families across the country seeking programming and support for their brightest young students, including a gifted summer program planned for 2021. CTY draws upon its four decades of experience identifying and nurturing the academic talents of young students. The long-term aspiration for this cooperation is to serve advanced learners in Qatar whose needs are not yet effectively met by either organization, and to create a thriving and sustainable Gifted Hub that can serve these students for years to come.

Qatar Foundation
Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development is a private, non-profit organization that serves the people of Qatar by supporting and operating programs in three core mission areas: education, science and research, and community development. The Foundation strives to nurture the future leaders of Qatar. By example and by sharing its experience, the Foundation also contributes to human development nationally, regionally, and internationally. In all of its activities, the Foundation promotes a culture of excellence in Qatar and furthers its role in supporting an innovative and open society that aspires to develop sustainable human capacity, social, and economic prosperity for a knowledge-based economy.

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
The world leader in gifted education since 1979, the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is a nonprofit dedicated to identifying and developing the talents of academically advanced pre-college students around the world. CTY serves bright learners and their families through research, advocacy, and counseling, as well as signature gifted and talented summer, online, international, and family programs.

For more information about this and future Qatar Foundation gifted education programs, please contact:

Cynthia Bolton
Head of Gifted Education
Academic Affairs, Pre-university Education
Qatar Foundation
Tel +974 4454 1819

Samuel Robfogel
Senior Director, International Initiatives
Center for Talented Youth
Johns Hopkins University