Gifted Homeschoolers Forum (GHF) is a non-profit, all-volunteer 501(c)3 organization that works to support, educate and advocate for families choosing alternative educational paths for their gifted children.
Our work includes a variety of online communities for parents seeking support and advice; the GHF Professionals Resource Center for professionals who work with gifted, twice exceptional and homeschooled kids; the popular and extensive GiftedHomeschoolers.org website, with resources and articles from parents and experts on a wide variety of relevant topics; consulting staff and advisors; and nationally known conference speakers at events of all kinds. We also offer a variety of social media forums, books, online classes designed especially for gifted and 2e students, FREE outreach and advocacy materials, and more. We're doing our best to support a community of hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide, regardless of ability to pay.
There are many ways you can support our work:
Visit our Membership page to become a supporting member of the Gifted Homeschoolers Forum and learn about all of the great benefits for families and for professionals and institutions.
GHF Press: Books for gifted and 2e families.
We understand that gifted and 2e families lead busy, often stressful, lives, leaving little time to wade through parenting books trying to find the one bit of information that might pertain to their situation. We publish highly focused books on topics important to you. We offer them in print and ebook editions, so you can read them when and how works best for you. Our books are available throughout the world. Find a complete list of Amazon links in or near your country.
GHF Online classes
Online education geared to the needs and interests of gifted students. Our small online classes provide abundant opportunities for interaction among students and instructors. Our classes offer students the opportunity to learn advanced, interdisciplinary content without being overburdened by heavy workload demands, occasionally using characters such as Doctor Who, the gang from Hogwarts, and Percy Jackson to add a touch of familiarity to new material. GHF Online is 2e-friendly and willing to work with you to make reasonable accommodations for your child's individual needs.
If you're not sure if a class is a good fit for your child, please ask. Classes meet weekly in a fully equipped online classroom featuring video chat, text chat, whiteboard, screen share, file sharing, and more.
Make a tax-deductible donation - GHF is a 501(c)3 organization.
Buy books, clothing and other products through Amazon.com! GHF is an Amazon Associate, so by clicking on the Amazon.com icon before you place your Amazon.com order, GHF will get a small commission on anything you buy at NO extra cost to you. Bookmark this page now to make it easier to make your Amazon.com purchases through the GHF website!
The GHF Amazon Store is stocked with books, games, and materials recommended by professionals, teachers, and parents, and offers a comprehensive choice of materials that will benefit your family.
A monthly kit featuring everything you need to build their electronic project of the month. Creation Crate focuses on the hardware side of STEM, introducing hands-on projects that involve assembly, programming, and problem-solving. Use this GHF CREATION CRATE link to receive 10% off your first box. Learn something new and support GHF while you do!
GoodShop.com is a new online shopping mall which donates up to 37 percent of each purchase to GHF! Simply go to the GoodSearch.com page and enter “Gifted Homeschoolers Forum” (without quotes) as the charity you want to support. You can make GHF the default charity by following the instructions here. Or, you may select to download the free toolbar to help you remember to use GoodSearch to help GHF.
Green Kids Crafts:
Activities combine creativity with a growing respect for our environment. Green Kids Crafts uses only sustainable materials and gives a portion of each sale to environmental non-profits. In addition to the monthly subscription, Green Kids Crafts offers stand-alone discovery and STEM kits.
Groovy Lab in a Box:
Each subscription box provides your young scientists everything they need for inquiry-based experiments and engineering design challenges. The website provides additional bonus projects and extensions to encourage critical thinking.
Register with eScrip. At no cost to you, GHF can benefit from your regular grocery and credit card purchases when you register your cards with eScrip. Go to eScrip, sign up, and specify GHF as a recipient (Gifted Homeschoolers Forum - ID 500003724). Are you already registered with eScrip with another group? You can specify up to three organizations, so just add in GHF and eScrip will do the rest!
Kiwi Crate Products
a division of KiwiCo
"We wanted you to be the first to learn the good news: we just launched some amazing products: Junior Discovery Boxes and Literary Discovery Boxes! Our new Junior Discovery Box Subscriptions are educator-designed for kids ages 2-4 to encourage play-based learning. Similar to our Discovery Boxes (ages 5-10+), each Junior Discovery Box will include up to 6 or more STEAM kits, quality project materials, step-by-step instructions, and achievement badges.
We have also just launched our Literary Discovery Box Subscription! This option includes an age-appropriate, educator-approved book shipment related to each month's Discovery Box theme. Books are carefully selected to reinforce each month's theme and are guaranteed to enhance STEAM learning concepts."
Koala Crate: For the youngest artists (ages 3-4), Koala Crate includes project with all the supplies you need, plus a copy of Imagine magazine from the Highlights company.
Kiwi Crate: Recommended for ages 4-8, this monthly crate contains two to three projects focused on arts and crafts, science, imaginative play, and more, complete with everything you need, plus a bonus activity book.
Tinker Crate: Recommended for ages 9-14+, these crates focus on science, engineering, and technology for your young maker. The crates come with a project, step-by-step blueprints, materials, and Tinkerzine with extra science fun and at-home activities.
Doodle Crate: Recommended for the older artistic crowd (ages 9-16+), these sets include everything you need to complete projects ranging from DIY candles to art to jewelry.
Make purchases at your favorite online retailers. Sign up for an account at iGive.com, and specify Gifted Homeschoolers Forum as your charity of choice. When you visit a participating store, you will see a button that lets you know that they are affiliated with the program. See that store's deals by clicking on the button. When you make a purchase, a portion of your purchase price comes back to us!
Online Community- Our Yahoogroups email community is a semi-private group where you can discuss your concerns, share your ideas, and "brag" about your kids in a space where others will understand.
WE ARE SOCIAL - If you prefer social media, we also have very active and extensive social networks on:
These simple ways can help GHF help you and other members of our gifted homeschooling community. Happy shopping!