PLUS of Southwest Michigan (Partners in Learning for Unlimited Success)

an Affiliate of Michigan Alliance for Gifted Education

Our Mission:  PLUS of Southwest Michigan is dedicated to providing leadership, support and advocacy of education and services to meet the needs of gifted, talented and creative students in our region.

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PLUS of SWMI Presents:


 Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that has.”

 In order for the world of gifted education to change so all children learn something each and every day, people must know how to become thoughtful and committed advocates. 

 Learn the top ten points of what makes an effective advocate. Points such as:

       how to craft messages and deliver them to the right audience

      how to establish relationships with decision makers, so they can make a real difference

      how to work in partnership with your school


Elizabeth Insley, vice-president of PLUS, has been advocating for her three gifted children since the first one was in preschool in 1996. The information presented was gathered by permission from the National Association for Gifted Children Annual Conference and from Elizabeth’s personal experience.

 This FREE presentation is open to the public.

October 27, 2014

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency

1819 E. Milham Ave., Portage

(between Lovers’ Lane and Portage Rd. on the north side of the road)

 For more information, call 269-353-3757, or visit our website at

This free program is presented by Partners in Learning for Unlimited Success of Southwest Michigan, a support and advocacy group for the families for advanced and accelerated students. PLUS is an affiliate of the Michigan Association for Gifted Children.

Print out a flier to post at your school or work!


  PLUS of Southwest Michigan is an association of people who share a common interest in supporting gifted and talented children.  Members include

For more information you may view our brochure.  If you wish to help publicize our group you may print the brochure or contact us to send you a packet of brochures.

Membership:  You may support us through membership in PLUS by filling out a registration form and mailing it to the given address.  You also have the option of becoming a member of The Alliance at that time.

Our President, Nan Janecke, had a viewpoint published in the Kalamazoo Gazette.  Go Nan!

For more information about us you may contact our President, Nan Janecke