Frequently Asked Questions

 While any child would be lucky to participate in most programs of this type, Destination Imagination is a non-profit, volunteer-run, child-centric organization. Every aspect of the program, by design, is extremely responsive to the membership, and most important, to the students in our programs. We maintain communities to share our best practices, as well as globally collaborating on areas of improvement. The result is a very child-friendly program that rewards teams, within the rules, for their creativity, teamwork and innovation. Our success is reflected in the Destination Imagination Alumni group, or DIA. The growing numbers of our alumni in DIA maintain year-round contact at collegiate and professional levels for years to come, and are instrumental volunteers in the program at all levels.

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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