SoWashCo Young Scholars

Nurturing Potential, Sustaining Support

January 2022

Happy January!

Over the next few months, we'll be exploring simple ways to help your Young Scholar grow and stretch their brains by learning more about the types of thinking used in Young Scholar lessons.

We'll be looking at characteristics as well as questions and resources to help guide and encourage your Young Scholar to use their brain in new ways.

So, whether you are familiar with these different thinking styles or just getting started, the activities and resources below are quick and easy at-home ideas to help your Young Scholar grow their thinking and build on their strengths.

Our January focus will be Divergent Thinking.

This Month in Young Scholars

  • Building Your Young Scholar's Divergent Thinking Skills

  • Books for Building Divergent Thinking

  • Parent Education Opportunity

Building your Young Scholar's Divergent Thinking Skills

Books for Building Divergent Thinking

The topics and characters in the following books pair nicely with the Divergent Thinking conversation starters above.

Each of the books below is available for checkout at Washington County Libraries.

Upcoming Parent Education Opportunity

Young Scholar Speaker Series

Join your fellow Young Scholar parents for our third in a series of four opportunities this year to learn from and interact with experts in the field of Talent Development.

Click the image below for more information. I hope to see you there!


Young Scholar Access, Affirmation, Advocates

About Me


My name is Colleen Redmond, and I am honored to work as Coordinator for SoWashCo Young Scholars.

I'm a mom, a wife, small business owner, avid biker (the pedal kind), book enthusiast, and beekeeper.

I've been lucky enough to teach in South Washington County Schools for over twenty-five years and have had the incredible opportunity to be a part of the lives of so many students and families over the years.

Now, as part of Young Scholars, I have the honor of working with the amazing staff, students, and families throughout SoWashCo to implement and grow the Young Scholars program.

I am so very excited to work with and support you and your Young Scholar. I can't wait to see where the journey takes us!

Contact Information

Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions, thoughts, or needs!

Colleen Redmond