Skip to main content

THINK Summer Institute Alum Shares Perspective

THINK Summer Institute alumnus Emerson reflects on his THINK experience in this blog post.

“The THINK Summer Institute was the most impactful to my experience as a profoundly gifted learner. For four years, THINK provided me with desperately needed academic rigor while also giving me the unique opportunity to connect with a large number of my gifted peers over a three-week time period.

“THINK was very important to me, socially. Many of my best friends were made at THINK. Being surrounded by like-minded peers was truly a boon for me. While I had nothing against my age-peers back home, it was always apparent to me that I was slightly different to them. At THINK I was essentially just a normal kid. I related to the students there much more and I became much closer to them because of it.”