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What is The Gifted Learning Project?

The Gifted Learning Project formed in 1999, when a group of advocates recognized that their community needed better resources about facing the challenges of life with a disability. We have a unique perspective: rather than focusing on the hardships of a disability, we emphasize the strengths that individuals use to adapt and feel more confident in accomplishing everyday tasks.

The Gifted Learning Project is a grassroots, nonprofit organization (501(c)3) started and operated by people with disabilities, and those who live and work with people with disabilities. No board member receives any pay - we are all volunteers, with a deep connection to our work. We understand the challenges you face with a disability, because we live it every day.

We feel that having a disability is like modern art. Just as no two people see the same image, no two people will adapt and learn in the same way. It often takes time and a willingness to try many different techniques to achieve success. When you know more about a disability, you can approach your life from a position of strength. The Gifted Learning Project strives to offer the resources you need to become more comfortable and confident as you grow and learn.

What's new at The Gifted Learning Project!

What is New? What are we doing now? Check out our Facebook Page   Just to much to list here...

 Evan Thomas, volunteer for The Gifted Learning Project Nonprofit from Moorhead, Mn; and Kristen Eggerling, Hallock, Mn recently received a state award, May 21st in St Paul for Environmental Outreach Education through Minnesota Environmental Initiative. Thomas and with the past support from the University of Minnesota Northwest Partnership of which Kirsten Eggerling is board member has provided learning opportunity of a community garden located on an organic farm near Moorhead, Minnesota. The outreach effort has provided leadership for environmental education for all abilities which included learning about soil science, organic gardening, basic nutrition, as well as how to become environmental stewards. The garden has collaborated with many partners such as University of Minnesota Extension, schools, Lee Thomas Farm (that has provided the land), Moorhead Community Education, and others. The garden also produces at least 1,000 pounds of vegetables that are donated every year to low income families, seniors in assisted living, and to homeless shelters. Congratulation Gifted Learning Project

+ Congratulations to our board members, for being selected for the FamilyFun magazine, the Points of Light Foundation, and the Walt Disney Company's
Outstanding Volunteer Awards.
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Congratulations to our board members, for winning a Kansas Artist Mini Fellowship grant/award(?) to work on Dakota's Pride.
+ Congratulations to our board member, Noreen Thomas, who is nominated for " The YWCA Women of The Year."

+ Dakota's Pride 2.0, our new documentary, will be aired on PBS!

 

 

 

 

What is The Gifted Learning Project?

In 1999, a group of advocates for people with learning disabilities unified to bring better resources to schools, libraries, parents, and the public. The group formed a unique twist, not focusing on the challenges of the individual, but on the strengths that is used to overcome the challenges.
The Gifted Learning Project is a grassroots, nonprofit (501(c)3) organization started and operated by people with learning disabilities and/or with immediate family members whom have learning disabilities. No board member receives any pay -- all are volunteers. We work from our hearts because we understand what it is like to have a disability. We feel that having a disability is like modern art. No two people see the same picture, so why should we assume that all people learn the same? Learning is like a tailored suit; it takes a while and is unique to the individual. To learn, you must use your gifts, and so we have the Gifted Learning Project.

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