In 2012, The Gifted Education Foundation launched in Atlanta, GA as a non-profit, with the mission of producing first generation college graduates and marketplace leaders from low-income communities across America. Billed as a student training and development organization, Gifted sought to increase college access and career options for students who are products of Title I school districts. Our founder, Anthony Flynn, believed that students could overcome circumstances of poverty with the right educational opportunities and a structured system of leaders who could cultivate their talent.
Gifted always kept it finger on the pulse of the need of students and families from under resourced communities. As such, Gifted’s leadership developed a passion for filling the void of workforce readiness, not only for high school students but young adults as well. To that end, the organization recently pivoted to begin targeting opportunity youth, ages 16 – 24 with the goal of helping them find a job, keep a job, and advance in the marketplace. Gifted added additional lessons and modules to its curriculum to meet the need and serve its new demographic. Through key partnerships with major corporations, Gifted has trained and placed numerous students in well-paying, meaningful jobs that are now breaking cycles of poverty and changing families’ lives. With new corporate partnerships being developed daily, Gifted is poised to be the most accessible workforce and life skills readiness organization in America. Truly, the best is yet to come!