Who is Central Indiana Mensa Kids?  This question could have several answers:

  • If you are a young person between the ages of 0 to 18 and AND your IQ is in the top 2% of the population (generally IQ > 130).
  • If you are under 18 AND you have been identified as “gifted” by your school, qualified person, or organization.
  • If you are under 18 AND at least one parent is a Mensa member.
  • If you are a friend of one of the people described above.

If you fit at least one of the above categories, then CIM Kids is for you!

We also serve the following people:

  • Parents of gifted kids (we’re here for you in your time of need!)
  • Teachers, administrators, schools, camps, programs, and professionals who work with the gifted

The Gifted Children’s Coordinator (GCC) is in charge/responsible for all of the youth and children’s programming for our local group.  Currently the GCC is David Bonner and the assistant GCC is Laurel Gray Richardson


Mensa in general can be described as an organization that “provides a forum for intellectual exchange among members. Its activities include the exchange of ideas by lectures, discussions, journals, special-interest groups, and local, regional, national, and international gatherings; the investigations of members’ opinions and attitudes; and assistance to researchers, inside and outside Mensa, in projects dealing with intelligence or Mensa.” [Mensa Constitution]

Mensa International is the organization that connects all of the international groups together.

American Mensa covers everything Mensa in North America

Central Indiana Mensa is local to the central part of our state as the name implies.

CIM Kids is a division of Central Indiana Mensa dedicated to serving the bright minds of Central Indiana

The programs we run are called Gifted Children’s Programs (GCP)


In general, we are looking at having a GCP event quarterly (every 3 months), but that could change at any time.  Check the calendar often and look for announcements in the MIND newsletter (which you should be getting if you are a member of Central Indiana Mensa).


CIM Kids exists for the same reason Mensa exists for people in general.  Everyone finds their own reason.  Typical reasons young people participatie in GCP events may be:

  • To make new friends with intellectual peers
  • To feel challenged
  • To truly have a sense of belonging
  • To be understood
  • To feel normal


GCP events will happen where they happen.  Every event will have a different venue.  Check the schedule to see where we are meeting next.

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