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Aug 06 2010

Vote for SENG in the Pepsi Refresh Project!

*Pinned to the front page through the month of August*
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Imagine a kid who not only isn’t in any parenting book or magazine, but has been described as “the most complex child I’ve ever seen” by countless teachers, administrators, doctors, therapists, counselors, and specialists, and you get an idea of what it’s like raising a gifted child. SENG gives parents the resources and skills they need to raise the kids who confuse the experts.

Pepsi is having a grant contest this month, and SENG is up for a $250,000 award. I can’t get the widget to load on my blog for love or money (my sidebars are all janky and I can’t fix them), so this is the next best thing:

PLEASE VOTE FOR SENG IN THE PEPSI REFRESH PROJECT!!!

The grant money will be used for scholarships to train parent leaders, who will then go on to lead groups of gifted parents. Parents then will be able to better support and advocate for their kids. Full disclosure, I want to take the facilitator training, and while this grant money could provide me a scholarship for the training, I will become a parent facilitator regardless.

In the four and a half years I have written this blog, I have never trolled for votes/contest entries/money. It’s been all entertainment, all the time. This is different. This grant could truly change lives in a population the general public believes “has it all.” Gifted kids aren’t better than others, not by a long shot. They’re just wired differently and often suffer for that different wiring. I am asking, begging actually, that you take the time to click through and vote for SENG. You may vote every day through August 31. Please encourage your friends and families to vote. Spread the word.

Gifted kids need our help. They suffer in plain view, and rarely get the help they need because of misconceptions of giftedness.

Please vote.

Please.

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  1. Sarah

    YES YES YES!!! The countless times a gifted parent is asked “Well, what is (s)he gifted in?” doesn’t help anyone, the child especially (this comment I hear a LOT). It’s not about a child being intelligent in one area or another (ie: music, art, science, writing). These kids truly are different and truly need a different method to learn and ultimately to thrive!

    Preaching to the choir, I know. But, this just sorta bubbled up as I was reading~

  2. Cathy

    Hello dear!
    ITs our long lost IT gal here. I’m looking for broken stuff. See any?

  3. Missy

    I want to take their training too. Maybe, just maybe, that will be a time when we can finally meet!

    Signed,
    Not a stalker. Promise. 🙂
    Missy recently posted…Chaos can be FunMy Profile

  4. Lisa

    Jen…
    I love reading your blog and this one struck a special note. You are a gifted writer. So, keep writing!!!

  5. Amy Price

    Thank you so much for your support and your comments. We will look forward to meeting you at a SENG Model Parent Group training!

    Warmly,
    Amy Price
    SENG Executive Director

  6. Nancy Campbell

    On it!
    Nancy Campbell recently posted…Armed and HappyMy Profile

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