833 Young Scholars

Nurturing Potential, Sustaining Support

September 2020

Dear Young Scholar Family,

Welcome to this extraordinary school year. There will be challenges ahead to be sure, but I know that together, we can figure it out.

Speaking of together, as we begin this year, I thought it might be a good idea to remind us all about what Young Scholars is and why we are all here - together.

Here are the basics:

Young Scholars was originally created in 2001 by Dr. Carol Horn in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Dr. Horn knew that there were students in her schools not being recognized for their bright promise and creative and complex ways of thinking. Young Scholars was developed as a way to find and support those students who have historically been underrepresented in gifted education.

Since 2016, the strategies and visions of the Young Scholar program have been used in SoWashCo to nurture and grow students' gifts and talents through increasing access to resources, affirmation of self, and advocates in and out of school to help all students realize their amazing potential.

833 Young Scholars currently works with first through fifth grade students at Crestview and Hillside Elementary Schools as well as Young Scholar students at Cottage Grove Middle School.

Young Scholars works with students, families and schools to increase...

What to Expect from YS this Year

Along with many other things at school, Young Scholars will look different this year.

Here's what to expect for the fall.

You're Invited

Support for You

  • 833 Young Scholars is starting a Parent Support Group!
  • Come meet other Young Scholar parents, learn strategies to support and advocate for your Young Scholar, and discuss the joys and challenges of raising a gifted learner. Think of this group as taking the Young Scholar Newsletter live!
  • Click below to download your invitation.

Support for your Young Scholar

Finding resilience in the face of challenges is one of the most important things we can teach our children (and ourselves). Click below to learn more about why it's ok to let kids struggle, and how we can help them through it.

Also included - resilience bookmarks to print and color at home or use as inspiration to make your own!

About Me

Hi All!

My name is Colleen Redmond, and I am thrilled to work as the 833 Young Scholars advocate and lead teacher.

I'm a mom, a wife, small business owner, avid biker (the pedal kind), book enthusiast, and beekeeper. Plus, on top of all of that, I have the happy job of implementing and growing the Young Scholars program here in 833!

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 833. 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