Founded by parents and teachers in 1974, MAGC is a non-profit organization that serves as a public advocate for gifted children and youth in the state of Mississippi. MAGC is the only state-level organization specifically for the gifted. In 1988, MAGC initiated legislation that resulted in state mandated gifted programs and their funding in all Mississippi public school districts. The mission of the Mississippi Association for Gifted Children is to advocate for appropriate educational opportunities that address the unique needs of Mississippi’s gifted children and foster the development of their abilities and potential; encourage advocacy, communication, and collaboration among educators, parents, agencies, and other organizations; and work for improvement in all areas of education and for better educational opportunities for all children. MAGC is an affiliate of the National Assocation for Gifted Children.