Davidson Young Scholars - Online Community

Davidson Young Scholars
Part of being a Davidson Young Scholar is the ability to connect with other profoundly gifted peers around the country. Online services offered through the Young Scholars program include discussion forums, electronic mailing lists and private websites - all meant to encourage interaction within the Young Scholars community. These are places where Young Scholars and their parents can participate in discussions about numerous topics and where there is always something new.

Here are some of the program's primary elements:

Young Scholars Private Website (YSPW)
YSPW is the hub of our online community. It is the central location for program
information, as well as a place where Young Scholar families can connect with each other and have a bit of fun!

"It's cool emailing with other kids who think like me!" - Davidson Young Scholar

On YSPW, Young Scholar families can submit consulting requests to the Family Consultant team, connect with other Young Scholars, read about the annual Summit and Davidson Summer STARS, and much more.

Online Bulletin Boards and eLists
Young Scholars and their parents can connect with fellow program participants through eLists and a Parent Bulletin Board. These online networks are intended to provide an opportunity for Young Scholars to build friendships and develop peer relations, and for Young Scholar parents to converse with other Young Scholar parents.

"The parent eLists are a great way to connect with other parents who share specific areas of interests or concerns."
- Davidson Young Scholar Parent

Online Seminars for Parents
Online seminars offer parents the opportunity to interact with both recognized experts, as well as other parents (often the unrecognized experts) to discuss parenting challenges, ranging from friendships to adolescence to early college experiences.

Online Seminars for Young Scholars
Especially popular with Young Scholars, online seminars provide students an opportunity to interact with professionals in a wide variety of fields, from game theory and 3-D animation to the art of mathematics, The Lord of the Rings, how to handle bullies, and many more topics.

"The online seminars offered to parents and Young Scholars have been very informative and helpful to me as a parent, as well as stimulating for my child. And not all of them are 'serious'...for example, he is participating in one this week called 'The Science and Fiction of Star Trek' - how cool is that?!"
- Davidson Young Scholar Parent 

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