Summer STEAM Space Camp is a Blast!

Campers are together this week for Space Exploration Camp–building life-size rovers, learning about worm holes, designing giant floor maps of the solar system and even creating their own planets.  It is out of this world!

Summer STEAM Program

Join us this summer to create, experiment, innovate and learn using the scientific method and other skills.  Space Exploration, Machines, Superheroes, Earth, Engineering and Science are few of the themes.

Camps are open to all children ages 5-12.

Camp hours are M-F 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Register on the Programs and Events page of the website.

STEAM Exploration Before and After School Program


Talented and Gifted (TAG) Students from public schools and home school are welcome to participate in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) Exploration sessions before and after school each day at Silverleaf.  The sessions are 7:30-9:00 a.m. Monday – Friday and 2:30-4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday/12:00-4:00 p.m. on Friday.  Come every day or once a month.  Come for the whole session or part of the time.  It is a great opportunity for TAG kids to spend time with their peers and get to do some really cool projects.

Registration will begin in the fall for non-Silverleaf students.  Please contact us if you are interested in more information.

CrowdRise a Success

Thanks to your generosity, we were able to exceed our goal for the CrowdRise campaign.  Thank you for your support!

Join Our CrowdRise Contest

We are currently part of a fundraising campaign called A Community Thrives.  It is a fundraising competition where organizations compete to raise the most money for their cause.

We are raising money for our integrated STEM program.  If we meet our $5,000 goal we will be eligible for a grand prize up to $100,000 if we meet.  There are also weekly contests for prize money.  It is a great time to make your contribution, no matter the size, go farther by donating during the contest.

This contest ends this week!. Donations go toward technological and science equipment and STEM-related instructional materials and supplies.  This is a great time to donate.  Thank you for your support with anything you can give.

To help, please Click Here and give what you can.

If you want to go a step further and join our fundraising team, that would be even more incredible. Imagine the money we could raise together if you reached out to your network about our cause. To donate or to join the fundraising team, please Click Here.

You can also share the URL directly with your network:

Thanks so much for supporting our efforts to make a difference for these extraordinary kids.

What is Twice Exceptional?

We recently received an inquiry pertaining to common confusion about ADHD and Giftedness.  We were asked, is gifted the same as ADHD?  Here is our answer:

While the definition of “gifted” is not the same as ADHD, there is a very high rate of misdiagnosis due to characteristics of giftedness mirroring ADHD symptoms.  There is also dual diagnosis of children who are gifted and have ADHD.

According to the National Association of Gifted Children, the term “twice-exceptional,” also referred to as “2e,” is used to describe gifted children who, have the characteristics of gifted students with the potential for high achievement and give evidence of one or more disabilities as defined by federal or state eligibility criteria. These disabilities may include specific learning disabilities (SpLD), speech and language disorders, emotional/behavioral disorders, physical disabilities, autism spectrum, or other impairments such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)Children with dual diagnosis are known as Twice Exceptional or 2E.

There are MANY resources online that show the comparison and research regarding the misdiagnosis of ADHD and giftedness.  One you may want to look at is:  If you have questions regarding a specific child, I’m happy to sit down with you to talk, and help point you to any additional resources you may need.




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