Dee has been a Team Manager, Appraiser, pin and tee shirt designer and trainer since becoming involved with our program in 1984.  A founder of Destination Imagination, Inc (DI), Dee served on the first International DI Board of Trustees, serving as its Vice Chair.  She has served as a Challenge writer, the first "Ask DI" consultant, the first New York Affiliate Director (for twelve years), the Western NY Regional Director from 1994-2012, the NYDI webmaster from 1996-2012, the NYDI Training Director from 1999-2013. She is a founder of VOMBO (now DISC), the scholarship fundraising arm of DI. There is no volunteer job that Dee has not taken on in service to DI and NYDI!

Our Mission

To engage participants in project-based challenges that are designed to build confidence and develop extraordinary creativity, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills.

We inspire and equip students to achieve anything they can imagine in life.

We offer seven exciting standards-based Challenges in STEMImprovVisual ArtsService Learning, and Early Learning. Each Challenge is open-ended and enables students (K-university) to learn and experience the creative process from imagination to innovation. In solving our Challenges, teams learn important 21st century skills which will prepare them for a brilliant future. Students have fun and gain confidence in their ability to solve any challenge.

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


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