Families with children in grades K-12 are invited to attend the annual Academic Enrichment Resources Seminar, a free event organized by the Westfield PTC Gifted Ed Committee to provide a wide range of information and enrichment opportunities to the community about a variety of programs designed for children of different ages and interests.  Admission criteria for these programs varies.  The event will be held on Thursday, March 30 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Edison Intermediate School located at 800 Rahway Avenue in Westfield, NJ. Admission to Westfield’s Gifted Program is not a prerequisite to attend this event.

The keynote speaker this year is Melissa Stryker, an experienced leader and professional in the area of public speaking. In addition, she was the mentor of the Union County 4H STEM Club for seven years. She is passionate about teaching young people the advantages of public speaking and leadership skills. She will begin her seminar at 7:30pm. Simultaneously, Lumos Debate will hold a debate skills workshop for students in grades 5 and up.

Representatives from HEROES, Rutgers Summer Scholars Program, New Jersey Association for Gifted Children, Johns Hopkins CTY, Montclair State University Gifted and Talented Program, Lumos Debate, Institute for Educational Advancement Westfield Odyssey of the Mind, and Westfield Debate will be available to provide information and materials about their programs from 6:30-7:30pm in the hallway outside the Edison auditorium.

This event is sponsored by the Westfield PTC Gifted Ed Committee and is open to parents, teachers and students. The mission of the PTC Gifted Ed Committee is to promote and support the intellectual curiosity of  all students in the Westfield school district. The committee also provides support to the students and families that are admitted to and participate in Westfield’s Gifted Education Program.