AGATE is a non-profit organization of concerned parents, educators and advocates designed to promote the education and welfare of gifted and talented learners in New York State. AGATE has been developed to:
- Seek and make available national, state, and local resources that contribute to the education of gifted and talented
- Develop, publish, and disseminate appropriate materials for the education of the gifted and talented
- Sponsor and foster activities that stimulate and encourage the development of improved programming practices for the education of the gifted and talented.
- Assume a leadership role in the establishment of statewide conferences, meetings, workshops and other appropriate gatherings for the benefit and welfare of the gifted and talented.