To teach students the creative process and empower them with the skills needed to succeed in an ever-changing world.
To be the global leader in teaching the creative process from imagination to innovation.
To develop opportunities that inspire the global community of learners to utilize diverse approaches in applying 21st century skills and creativity.
The Destination Imagination program is a fun, hands-on system of learning that fosters students’ creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic Challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning. Our participants learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem solving process. Teams may showcase their solutions at a tournament.
DI is the best thing you will ever do for your child’s education, as well as for helping to shape their future as an innovator and leader.
-Melissa Dick, Parent & Team Manager
THE CREATIVE PROCESS
Destination Imagination participants experience these components of the creative process while solving our Challenges.
– Becoming aware of the Challenge
– Gaining an in-depth understanding of the Challenge
– Generating ideas with team members
– Focusing on promising ideas
– Creating a project timeline
INITIATE & COLLABORATE
– Researching, exploring and experimenting
– Committing to options; building and completing all requirements
– Assessing progress; reworking or reimagining ideas
– Practicing presenting the solution
EVALUATE & CELEBRATE
– Presenting at a tournament
– Reflecting on and celebrating the experience
Putting the “A” in “STEAM” for more than 30 years.
Our organization was incorporated in 1982 when we took over the charter for the OM Association, Inc. In 1999, our name was changed to Destination Imagination, Inc. Since then, our non-profit has impacted more than 1.5 million participants. Today, more than 150,000 students participate in Destination Imagination program each year, with the support of more than 38,000 volunteers worldwide.
Through collaborations with NASA, 3M, Disney, Motorola Solutions Foundation, Oracle Academy, Mayo Clinic, Project Management Institute Educational Foundation, ShareSpace Foundation, PCG Education, National Geographic, U.S. Space & Rocket Center®, Partnership for 21st Century Learning, and other industry organizations, DI has been able to continue inspiring and engaging its participants for more than 30 years.
Every year we impact more than 150,000 students in 48 states and 30 countries
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