NYDI

Welcome to the New York affiliate of Destination Imagination Inc.: a non-profit, volunteer-led, cause-driven organization.

We inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders.

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Annually, we offer seven new standards-based Challenges in STEM, Improv, Visual Arts, Service Learning, and Early Learning. Each Challenge is open-ended and enables student teams (from kindergarden through university) to learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation. Students have fun and gain confidence in their ability to solve any challenge. In working to solve our Challenges, teams learn 21st century skills (creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, citizenship and courage) to build on their unique strengths.

Interested in our program? Contact us today!
Looking for early learner resources? See DI Pathways!

Summer DIve In Challenges

  • Take a leap into summer with our DIve In Challenges!

    We will post a new challenge each month throughout the summer. Fun for a team, a family, our even an individual!
  • June 2014 DIve in Challenge: Food is Art Food is Art Overview: Food. You love it. You eat it. Now it is time to appreciate it! Food may be difficult to fit into your typical DI Challenge, but ...
    Posted Jun 28, 2014, 5:58 PM by Joshua Diamond
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Recent Announcements

  • NYDI is Looking for a Graphic Designer! We are hard at work designing the next iteration of the NYDI Web Site and marketing materials, and find ourselves in need of some creative graphic design services!  We need ...
    Posted Aug 13, 2014, 6:09 AM by Joshua Diamond
  • Register now for the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge! Are you ready to Get Your Genius On and take your creative and innovative ideas to new heights? Start a team and sign up for the Conrad Spirit of Innovation ...
    Posted Aug 13, 2014, 5:13 AM by Joshua Diamond
  • Congratulations to our Scholarship Winners! Thanks to generous donors, NYDI offers two great scholarship programs for students who have participated in the program. We congratulate all of our 2014 scholarship recipients on receiving these well ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2014, 7:44 PM by Joshua Diamond
  • WANTED!!! NYDI Pin and T-shirt Design Ideas Do you have great ideas for the next NYDI trading pins or T-shirts?  Submit your ideas for Pin and/or T-shirt Designs!  If your design idea is utilized ...
    Posted Jul 4, 2014, 11:26 AM by Joshua Diamond
  • Camp Gottalikeachallenge – DI Summer Camp from NH-DI New Hampshire Destination Imagination has a summer adventure planned for creative kids. For your child or any child who loves DI or just loves to get involved in creative activities ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2014, 4:53 PM by Joshua Diamond
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Our community and school-based youth program begins in early fall when the year’s Challenges are issued. Teams of up to seven students organize, choose their challenge and work for months honing their solution. Volunteer team managers (parents, teachers or community volunteers) facilitate the group, but cannot give technical or other assistance. Teams present their solutions at local, regional and state tournaments, which narrow the field to about 15 teams from each state or international affiliate. These teams compete in the ultimate creativity showdown, Global Finals, each May. 
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DESTINATION IMAGINATION OF NEW YORK, INC., an Affiliate of Destination Imagination Inc., is a 501(c)(3) organization and entitled to receive tax deductible contributions. Please see our GuideStar Nonprofit Report for details.