Jon Brennan was first exposed to Destination Imagination when his 3rd grade daughter asked him to attend a meeting about DI. He was so impressed with the potential of the program, he became a Team Manager for her team and had his other two daughters get involved. That was in 2006. Since then he’s managed teams at the Elementary, Middle and High School levels, appraised at State Competition and attended Global Finals with three of his teams. He has served as President of the Clarence DI Boosters organization since 2009, and in addition to being a NYDI trustee, is now assisting us on technology matters.

Outside of DI, Jon is a board member of the Amherst Bel Canto Children's Choir, board member of the nationally recognized Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, member of the Buffalo City Mission Corporate Roundtable and serves as 2nd Vice President of the Clarence Lions.

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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