Jesse O.'s Story

Includes advanced violin lessons, chess competitions acceleration and early college.


The Young Scholar (YS) program has been of tremendous value for my profoundly gifted son. Through the YS program’s financial assistance, he has been able to pursue violin lessons with one of the best teachers in town and purchase a quality instrument. His advanced level of play has enabled him to teach violin to low-income students, to perform as a freelance paid musician and to participate in competitions.

My son has also received financial assistance for chess lessons with the happy result of him becoming a chess expert at the age of 14. His participation in chess lessons and tournaments has led to higher levels of concentration and success in his academic studies, thanks in part to the YS program.

I have also benefited from the wise consultations I’ve received from my Family Consultant on a wide array of topics, and her help has been instrumental in helping me determine a proper course of radically accelerated education, including early part-time college, for my son. The phone conversations and emails have encouraged me when I am feeling particularly challenged by raising a profoundly gifted son.

These are but a few ways in which my son has benefited from the YS program. My YS and I are deeply grateful for this program.

Programs mentioned in this story:
Young Scholars

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