Empowering the world’s brightest children to find their passions, discover their potential, and receive support that propels them to the highest achievement possible has been the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth’s specialty for nearly 40 years. There is opportunity to focus your donation in the following areas: Excellence in Teaching, Research and Advocacy, Scholarship Support, and General Support/Where the Need is Greatest.
As alumni, Marc Howard and Miriam Melnick know how transformative the CTY experience can be. That’s why the married Google engineers devote three weeks each summer to teaching Advanced Robotics.
When the U.S. Department of Education issued new guidelines about gifted education in April 2016, a question arose: What percentage of American students are actually capable of working above their grade level?
In the past decade, Ilenna Jones has graduated from Dartmouth College, studied under the direction of a Nobel Prize winner, worked in a Johns Hopkins laboratory, and started a Ph.D. in neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania.
Gifts designated to Greatest Need help CTY to respond effectively to pressing needs at a moment’s notice. This could include professional development for CTY staff, travel expenses for last-minute speaking opportunities, supplemental financial aid for books and incidentals, or special technology needs or supplies for summer sites and online courses.