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Ready, Set, EXPLORE!

IEA’s EXPLORE program is in full swing! This year, the selection and placement process was especially competitive as students vied for a chance to work with distinguished mentors and sites willing to host only a selected number of students

Thank You, Teachers!

by Alexis Hopper, Program Coordinator In celebration of National Teacher Day, we would like to extend a thank you to all the educators who shape the lives of students across […]

Pay it Forward: National Mentoring Month

by Niña Abonal, EXPLORE Program Coordinator January not only kickstarts the New Year, but also the beginning of the National Mentoring Month campaign. Since 2002, former President George W. Bush […]

Reflections and Resolutions

by Kelly Gray, Administrative Assistant The end of one year and the beginning of a new one always bring about the opportunity to reflect, as well as make resolutions for […]

EXPLORE 2016 Recap

by Niña Abonal, Program Coordinator “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin’s quote embodies the sort of impact a mentor can […]

IEA Shines the Spotlight on Summer Students

by Ellen Gruber, Development Coordinator Walking behind the Barder House on Thursday evening, anyone familiar with IEA’s home might have been surprised to see an expansive white tent where a […]

Summer is Here!

We have officially kicked off our summer programming at IEA! We are looking forward to meeting new gifted kids and welcoming back familiar faces. Check out a summary of what […]

Mentoring Matters

By Niña Abonal As we progress through life, we continue to expand our networks and relationships with people in various academic, professional and personal circles. If we are lucky enough, […]

Mentoring Gifted Students

Institute for Educational Advancement - Connecting bright minds; nurturing intellectual and personal growth

Being a gifted child can be difficult. Gifted children often feel misunderstood by their peers and possibly don’t even fully comprehend themselves and their abilities. This can lead to low […]