Mission Statement / Bylaws

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AGATE is a nonprofit organization, that seeks to make available national, state, and local resources which contribute to the education and development of high ability learners.

Our goal is to optimize and actualize the potential of every student, including those diverse students from every demographic and locality who are capable of the highest levels of achievement.

Our future leaders, innovators, and problem-solvers must be appropriately nurtured and stimulated, so that our state continues to prosper in the decades ahead.

We strive to establish working relationships with other organizations supporting education and welfare of diverse learners throughout NYS.

Bylaws and Amendments

Revised October, 2011

Article I Name

The name of this organization shall be Advocacy for Gifted and Talented Education in New York State, Inc., hereinafter known as AGATE.

Article II Purpose

Section I: Mission

To promote the education and welfare of the gifted and talented. AGATE is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes as specified in the internal revenue code for non-profit, tax exempt corporations

Section II: Resources

To seek and make available those national, state, and local resources which contribute to the education and development of the gifted and talented.

Section III: Legislation

To provide information concerning legislation relating to the education and welfare of the gifted and talented and to ensure the gifted and talented receive an education commensurate with their abilities.

Section IV: Coordination

To establish a working relationship with other organizations supporting education and welfare of the gifted and talented.

Section V: Materials

To develop, publish, and disseminate appropriate materials for the education of the gifted and talented.

Section VI: Activities

To sponsor and foster activities that stimulate and encourage the development of improved programs and practices for the education of the gifted and talented such as: sharing information about educational programs; giving educators opportunities to study innovative teaching methods and programs which are specifically designed for gifted children; and conducting and encouraging research on the gifted.

Section VII: Leadership

To assume a leadership role in the establishment of statewide conferences, meetings, workshops and other appropriate gatherings for the benefit and welfare of the gifted and talented.