Excellence in Reading Award Program
Earn a commemorative certificate in recognition of your outstanding achievement and get an Excellence in Reading T-shirt, too!
The Mensa Foundation recognizes and encourages education, gifted youth and lifelong learning through resources like the Mensa for Kids website and other programs for youth and those who support them.
To encourage the joy of reading, the Foundation has developed the Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Program.
Acknowledging the value of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ appreciation of classic literature for young people, the Mensa Foundation is providing a year-round challenge to kids of all ages based on the NEH’s “Summertime Favorites” reading list, with some alterations.
To participate in the Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Program, follow these steps:
Important questions answered
Final Notes: Parents should exercise care when selecting an appropriate volume of the assigned reading; original versions of some older fables and tales may be inappropriate for small children. We reserve the right to request additional confirmation of completion of the program and/or to refuse to grant recognition.Complete program
Kindergarten through 3rd grade reading list
Kindergarten through 3rd book finder helps
4th through 6th grade reading list
7th through 8th grade reading list
9th through 12th grade reading list
Excellence in Reading Award Program shirt order form
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