Jan Davidson, co-founder of the Davidson Institute, once said that "anyone who has the ability to help another person, has the responsibility to help them." This message remains true through the Davidson Ambassadors program, available to Davidson Young Scholars. The purpose of the Ambassador Program is to foster learning and civic engagement through community service, volunteerism and leadership in gifted students to draw upon their unique skills and talents to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Read about a few Davidson Young Scholar Ambassador projects below:
In this COVID-19 world of social distancing and sheltering-in-place, Davidson Young Scholar, Shiva Oswal, engages kids through Live Action Role-Play (LARP). By drawing kids into the world of online Live Action Role-Play (LARP) - an activity that provides a safe, online outlet for the creativity and imagination of school kids of all ages – Oswal volunteers, designs, and leads weekly adventure game missions. In partnership with Fanwar, Shiva creates “online LARP missions” that engage and capture the imagination of elementary and middle school kids. During these adventure missions, Game Master, Shiva acts as referee and mentor, while facilitating social interaction. This, in turn, helps kids cope with social isolation and mental health issues brought upon by the pandemic. Read more about Shiva >
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The following disclosure is provided pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 598.1305:The Davidson Institute for Talent Development is a Nevada non-profit corporation which is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt private operating foundation. We are dedicated to supporting the intellectual and social development of profoundly gifted students age 18 and under through a variety of programs. Contributions are tax deductible.
Profoundly gifted students are those who score in the 99.9th percentile on IQ and achievement tests. Read more about this population in this article.