Resource: Governor's Program for Gifted Children (GPGC) (Lake Charles, LA)
Website: Governor's Program for Gifted Children (GPGC) (Lake Charles, LA)
Description: "The Governor's Program for Gifted Children is seven weeks of academic enrichment, artistic opportunity, and friendship. A residential program at McNeese State University, the GPGC is the oldest and most comprehensive enrichment program for gifted students in Louisiana. With an approach that aims to develop the whole child, the GPGC provides for the intellectual, creative, and social needs of gifted children."

Comments: Contributed by: Parent on 7/21/2007
My husband and our three daughters are all gifties. All would count their GPGC as their most formative academic experience. My husband is 56 and our daughters are 26, 22, and 12.

Contributed by: Educator on 5/31/2005
As a science teacher in the program for 5 years I was able to see the academic side as well as the artistic side of these children. The program accommodates both. The whole organization is very professionally done. I highly recommend this program.

Contributed by: alumn on 1/6/2005
A "giftie" in the late-70's/early 80's, I had some of the best artistic and academic experiences of my life. We were just kids stretching our wings and enjoying other strong thinkers/doers with different talents. We were exploring with the best - singing Commodores songs around the piano with little Harry Connick, Jr. and doing Shakespeare with Tony Kushner - now a Tony-award winning director/writer.

I was in the academic program but was able to explore my creative side as well in dance, choir, acting, production, and art. These experiences paved the way for my decision to become an architect - though I had no idea at the time. I highly recommend this program for both parents and students.

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