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

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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