GIV’s mission is to empower young people with intensive, hands-on learning experiences in college settings which inspire their academic and creative passions, build confidence and leadership, and expand their sense of possibility.

Our vision is a world in which:

  • Young people who have academic enthusiasm and aspirations feel safe, supported, and encouraged to pursue intellectual and creative questions, as well as school and career goals, that fulfill their highest potential.
  • Motivated students’ access to and participation in accelerated learning is determined by talent and interest and not limited by demographics, economic means, or geography.
  • Young people engage deeply, creatively and joyfully in advanced learning they care about and emerge with a passion for learning, new skills in their field, and tools for building community.
  • Vermont’s high-potential students have an effective and powerful advocate for their education and achievement.