Introduction to the Mensa Foundation

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The Mensa Foundation is a non-profit philanthropic organization that strives to support research and education in the field of intelligence. From its programs that serve gifted youth (and support their parents and teachers) to its publications and services for adults, the Foundation is at the leading edge of recognizing, encouraging, and communicating excellence in the human intelligence.

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Introduction to the Mensa Foundation

  1. 1. Our visionas wide as the seaas focused as asingle child
  2. 2. This is the story of a foundation little with a big goal:
  3. 3. impact the world
  4. 4. onemindat a time
  5. 5. Our mission is to recognize encourage & communicateEXCELLENCE in human intelligence
  6. 6. How do we do that, you wonder? Were so glad you asked. {because we try to be really smart about it}
  7. 7. Our design:We lift thosewho lift the world
  8. 8. THROUGH OUR awards scholarshipsresearch journalwebsitethrough our for kids
  9. 9. We recognize outstanding teachers, researchers, and those who have contributed to theunderstanding and development of intelligence. recognize: awards
  10. 10. BECAUSE IT’S NICETO KNOW THAT PEOPLE CARE ABOUT YOURMAGNUM OPUS
  11. 11. even when it is only four feet tallBecause its nice toknow people care about yourmagnum opus.
  12. 12. We have awarded over one million dollars in college scholarships to students of all ages. encourage: scholarships
  13. 13. Our scholarships are awarded on the basis of an essayonly, and the money is given directly to the student. encourage: scholarships
  14. 14. We encourage young readers through our excellence in reading program. encourage: excellence in reading
  15. 15. We promote research into intelligence in all its facets.communicate: mensa research journal
  16. 16. We provide an award-winning Web site forgifted kids and their parents and teachers. communicate: www.mensaforkids.org
  17. 17. Guided by its mascot, Max the fox, gifted youth around the world explore games, engage in lesson plans designed just for them, explore featured articles and more.communicate: www.mensaforkids.org
  18. 18. Listen to new ideas and fresh insights shared through the Foundations activities in an easy-to-use format.communicate: conversations with mensa
  19. 19. Explore topics as diverse as the weather, cosmology, gaming, and genealogy with the brightest minds around. {including yours}communicate: colloquium
  20. 20. thats our plan.{and its working, by the way}
  21. 21. We cant do it without YOU.
  22. 22. Abigail Adams once said... These are the times in which a genius would wish to live.
  23. 23. But the truth is... being a genius {especially if youre a kid, too} can be harder than it looks.
  24. 24. Will youhelp ushelpthem?
  25. 25. recognize encouragecommunicate
  26. 26. please help us share our message for more information or to join us, please visit www.mensafoundation.org or find us on Facebook at https:// www.facebook.com/MensaFoundation

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