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About Us

Founded in 2007, Boulder Valley Gifted & Talented is an all-volunteer, local organization that builds understanding, community, and support for young gifted people, their families, and educators in Boulder Valley. Here are some of the reasons why we exist and why you might want to get involved:

There are common misconceptions about giftedness

Giftedness is not just a greater ability, it is also a greater awareness and sensitivity that can cause social and emotional struggles. Young gifted people deserve to have their unique social and emotional needs understood and supported.

Gifted individuals can struggle to find a sense of belonging

Gifted kids are likely to feel that they don’t fit in or relate to their same-age peers. That’s why we work with families and local schools to build a supportive community and provide programs that help gifted kids connect. 

Resources for gifted students in our area insufficient

As of 2023, 15.3% of the students in Boulder Valley School District were identified as Gifted and Talented. Yet, the school district allocated less than 1% of its budget and staffing to support those students. Just as with all students, gifted students deserve to have challenging, meaningful, and engaging learning opportunities as part of a community that understands both their strengths and their challenges. BVGT is here to help make that goal a reality.

To learn more, watch this video of our board member Stacey Green reintroducing Boulder Valley Gifted & Talented to Boulder Valley School District board members at their August 2022 meeting.

Image of Stacey Green presenting to BVSD board

Our Mission

Boulder Valley Gifted & Talented educates our community, supports families and advocates for the needs of gifted and talented children.

Boulder Valley Gifted & Talented is a local affiliate of Colorado Association of Gifted and Talented (CAGT).

It is the policy of Boulder Valley Gifted & Talented not to discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, ancestry, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical disability, veteran’s status, political service or affiliation, color, religion, or national origin.