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American Mensa

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American Mensa, Ltd.
1229 Corporate Drive West
Arlington, TX 76006-6103
United States
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817/607-0060
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817/649-5232
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http://www.us.mensa.org/



American Mensa

Mensa is for those who rejoice in the exercise of the mind. If you enjoy mental challenges and revel in the interplay of ideas,. With more than 57,000 members, American Mensa is the largest national Mensa operating under the auspices of Mensa International, Ltd. There are currently more than 100,000 members worldwide, and an estimated six million Americans are eligible for Mensa membership.

Members of American Mensa range in age from 2 to 106. They include engineers, homemakers, teachers, actors, athletes, students and CEOs, and they share one trait - high intelligence. To qualify for Mensa, they scored in the top 2 percent of the general population on an accepted standardized intelligence test.

From the Constitution of Mensa, there are three main purposes of Mensa:

  • Identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity.
  • Encourage research in the nature, characteristics and uses of intelligence.
  • Provide a stimulating intellectual and social environment for members.

American Mensa provides a number of outlets for you to help in your community.

  • The Mensa Foundation sponsors scholarships and programs for gifted children, rewards excellence in research on giftedness and intelligence, presents awards for education and social improvement, and publishes the Mensa Research Journal.
  • Their Gifted Children Resource Program provides information on gifted children and gifted children resources to inquiring parents, teachers and schools.
  • Mensans who participate in Project Inkslinger® help restock and rebuild libraries and schools in need.
  • Also, their Local Groups volunteer for community-oriented activities that are important them, including public television pledge drives and scholarship fund-raisers, and recognized annually for their involvement.

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