Connecting local gifted communities

AAGT Affiliate Chapters

An AAGT Affiliate Chapter is a group of individuals, such as a parent support group, who are concerned about having a positive impact on the gifted education services in their community or school district.

Formal Affiliate Chapter

A Formal AAGT Affiliate Chapter is one that has a Tax ID number, completes the requirements for becoming a non-profit organization, has a formal organizational structure, and is able to fundraise, benefiting their local community.

Formal Affiliate Benefits Include:
  • Receipt of the Affiliate Chapter Handbook, with useful tips on groups and advocacy.
  • Your group will be listed in the Affiliate Directory on our website.
  • Access to the monthly AAGT electronic newsletter for all affiliate members who are also members of AAGT
  • Reserved place at the Affiliate Roundtable Discussion during the Parent Institute
  • Connectivity in the state-wide network of the gifted community, which includes parents, educators, and other professionals, businesses, and government.
  • Consultation with experts from the AAGT Board of Directors regarding the operation of your group.
  • A place at the table – your voice will impact local and state AAGT policy. Formal and Informal Affiliate chapters may be represented at regularly scheduled board meetings.
  • Advocacy alerts from AAGT & NAGC through subscription to the AAGT Citizen Action Network (CAN).
  • Rights to reprint articles from the AAGT electronic newsletter, as well as most articles from the AAGT website, in affiliate newsletters and publications without specific permission, but with proper citation.
  • Help to create a federal 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt status pursuant to AAGT’s group exemption letter from the IRS.
  • A maximum of buy two/get two free registrations to the annual AAGT Parent Institute.  Contact the AAGT Office Manager for details. 
  • To the affiliate OR the affiliate’s host district, AAGT will provide a 60-90 minute parent seminar once per school year OR a 60-90 minute presentation to teachers on a gifted topic.
  • Discounts from AAGT vendors and publishers when available. 

Informal Affiliate Chapter

An Informal AAGT Affiliate Group is one that does not have a Tax ID and is therefore not a non-profit.  Its purpose is to educate and disseminate information about giftedness, gifted education, and gifted education advocacy.

Informal Affiliate Benefits Include:
  • Receipt of the Affiliate Chapter Handbook, with useful tips on groups and advocacy.
  • Your group will be listed in the Affiliate Directory on our website.
  • Access to the monthly AAGT electronic newsletter for all affiliate members who are also members of AAGT
  • Reserved place at the Affiliate Roundtable Discussion during the Parent Institute
  • Connectivity in the state-wide network of the gifted community, which includes parents, educators, and other professionals, businesses, and government. 
  • Consultation with experts from the AAGT Board of Directors regarding the operation of your group. 
  • A place at the table – your voice will impact local and state AAGT policy. Formal and Informal Affiliate chapters may be represented at regularly scheduled board meetings. 
  • Advocacy alerts from AAGT & NAGC through subscription to the AAGT Citizen Action Network (CAN).
  • Rights to reprint articles from the AAGT electronic newsletter, as well as most articles from the AAGT website, in affiliate newsletters and publications without specific permission, but with proper citation.