British Mensa has about 20,000 members from all walks of life with IQs in the top 2%. Mensa aims to identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity. Mensa’s members use the Society to share their knowledge, their enthusiasms and their passions with like-minded people.
One of Mensa's core aims is to 'identify and foster human intelligence'. With that in mind, the Board of Mensa appointed a Gifted Child Consultant and established the Mensa Gifted and Talented Support Programmes, to assist educators in their work with gifted young people and to support young members and their families.
British Mensa currently has around 1,300 Mensans under the age of 18. These are full members of the society, and are offered the same range of benefits as adult members - magazines and newsletters, special interest groups and social events. They are encouraged to join their own special interest group - Junior & Teen SIG - and some regional groups may organise family friendly events such as days out, walks, or games afternoons.
In addition, the society's Gifted Child Consultant works with Mensa to create support programmes and events for people living and working with gifted children.
Identifying Gifted Children
Mensa's G&T Advice Leaflet offers information and advice about gifted children, as well as details of other organisations who can help, and further reading on the subject.
Gifted Children - a checklist for parents
The Mensa Supervised IQ Test is suitable for children aged over ten and a half years.