The Parent Association for Gifted Education, Inc. (PAGE) concluded its 2015-2016 fiscal year on June 30, 2016. The program continued to excel in serving the Greater Cincinnati gifted community.
2015-2016 was a strong year for The Super Saturday Program. We had 951 total registrations, including 57 (6%) supported by financial aid. The program moved to the Walnut Hills High School campus and offered nearly 100 classes over the three sessions. We continued to emphasize our service to the families of the gifted as well as offering new speakers in the parent room and developing our online presence.
Our volunteer staff continued to work diligently to keep the program running smoothly. Corrine Sandusky (Exiting President), Gina Baldwin (President), Mark Dillon (Vice President), Michelle Miller (Corporate Secretary), Angela Black (Exiting Secretary), and Heather Dillon (Treasurer) served on the executive committee of the Board of Trustees in addition to their volunteer duties. Korin Mattei, Corrine Sandusky, and Eric Simon Thomas served as both board members and volunteers for the program. The efforts of all of these people were essential to the continued success of the program.
Financially, the program posted net income of $23,463 through March 2016, with total assets of $145,549. The majority (72%) of program expenses were for teacher pay.
For the first time, PAGE offered a Teen Leader Volunteer Program for teens between the ages of 13 and 17. The program allowed for up to 12 teens to volunteer during each term. Teens received both leadership training hours and volunteer hours during each term. This program was led by Jenn Ledonne, and was well-received by our teens, teachers and board members. We will continue to offer the program during the 2016-17 school year.
Corrine Sandusky (President) and Angela Black (Corporate Secretary) completed their final terms on the PAGE Board of Trustees. Their contributions to the program while serving on the Board will be sorely missed.
As the program continues to grow and develop, we set goals each year as we strive to improve our service to the gifted community. For the upcoming year, we will be focusing on the following areas: Engage Membership Base (particularly volunteer participation), Community Outreach, Strengthen Curriculum, Increase Enrollment, Expand Teen Leader Volunteer Program, and Evaluate Ways to Better Serve the Profoundly Gifted Students and Families.
As we look forward to the new year, we anticipate continuing to provide intellectual and social opportunities for the gifted children in the Greater Cincinnati area.
Chairman and CEO
Parent Association for Gifted Education