SoWashCo Young Scholars

Nurturing Potential, Sustaining Support

November 2021

Happy November!

Now that the days are getting shorter and the weather is turning colder, we're all probably spending a little more time indoors. This can make finding ways to engage your Young Scholar's curiosity, and keep them busy, a bit more of a challenge - especially if you're not looking to spend a lot or travel too far.

Hopefully this month's newsletter can help! We'll be focusing on increasing access this month by taking a look at several free or low-cost opportunities for your Young Scholar to get out of the house, get curious, and have fun!

Please feel free to reach out with questions or for more information about this month's topic. My contact information is available at the end of every newsletter. As always, I am here to support you and your Young Scholar!

This Month in Young Scholars

  • Free or Low-cost Enrichment Opportunities for the Whole Family

  • Upcoming Parent Education Opportunities

Fall Family Fun!

Finding ways to keep your Young Scholar busy AND keep them learning is not always easy or inexpensive. Take a look below at several free or low-cost opportunities that are fun for your whole family!

Upcoming Parent Education Opportunities

Young Scholar Speaker Series

Join your fellow Young Scholar parents for our second 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!

Raising Critical Thinkers - and Curious Adults

Learn more about supporting critical thinking skills in your Young Scholar at this year's Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented (MCGT) Annual Conference.

Click the image below for more information.


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