Frequently Asked Questions
A Destination Imagination program at your school can be part of your curriculum, can augment your curriculum as an elective, can be a co-curricular activity, or could be a parent / student run club.
Teams in our program improve in creative thinking, critical thinking, and collaborative problem solving. Participants experience the creative process, develop new friendships, and learn to work together. The creative process is about 21st century learning where students experience project management, creativity, imagination, collaboration and communication.
Superintendents, Principals, and Teachers around the world are bringing Destination Imagination to their school systems.
There are no limits on how the program can be deployed in your district – but it is the intent of the program that it be available to as many students as possible. While some schools use DI as enrichment for gifted / talented individuals, it is our belief that the program is valuable for ALL students – even those who might otherwise be struggling with academic studies.
To help schools and school districts better understand how Destination Imagination can fit into their program, DI Inc. has published some materials targeted at educators. See the links below to download these excellent documents describing the program.
NYDI is the New York affiliate of Destination Imagination Inc.: a non-profit, volunteer-led, cause-driven organization.
We inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders.
We offer seven exciting standards-based Challenges in STEM, Improv, Visual Arts, Service 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.