Frequently Asked Questions


Often schools provide educational, facilities and financial support to teams – giving teachers time to help Destination Imagination teams or manage a team themselves, space for teams to meet at the school, or financial support by purchasing memberships, giving teams money or helping teams that advance to state/global finals.

If you are looking for school support, approach the school administration or get a teacher excited about the program.

Other Organizations and Individuals:

Any community organization, or even an individual, can start a Destination Imagination team.  All it takes is a group of individuals who would like to form a team, and an adult who is willing to be a Team Manager. Individuals and non-school organizations should visit the appropriate  for instructions, or  for guidance from one of our staff members.

Our Mission

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

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.


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