How You Can Participate (Without Interfering!)
How the Challenge Experience Works
Destination Imagination is 100% student-driven, meaning it’s up to student teams to develop, create, and implement their own ideas without any outside Interference. Student teams are fully in charge of developing their own Challenge solutions, while adults are responsible for facilitating meetings, ensuring students’ safety, and making sure teams have access to the resources they need to solve their Challenge.
There are many ways you can support your kid’s DI team and help them succeed without Interfering in their creative process!
Here are 8 ways you can help a DI team succeed without Interfering:
Manage a Team:
Become a DI Team Manager, co-manage a team with another adult, or enlist a friend or family member to manage a team! If you don’t have time to manage a team, you can support the Team Manager by hosting meetings, leading team building activities and Instant Challenge practice sessions, shopping for team-requested materials, and supplying the team with brain food (healthy snacks, drinks, and treats)!
Share a Skill
Organize a Field Trip
Explain the Rules & Requirements
Spread the Word
Be a Tournament Cheerleader
Note: Ensuring Team Safety is NOT Interfering!
Please help monitor your kid’s DI team activities to ensure their safety. This includes teaching students how to use tools safely and practice safe workspace habits. Intervening for safety is never interfering.You can learn more in our Full Resource Library.
NYDI is a Nonprofit Powered by Volunteers
There’s a lot that goes into running a statewide Affiliate of DI, especially in a state as large and diverse as New York. Our Board of Trustees is made up of volunteers who dedicate many hours to running this program every year because we have experienced firsthand how DI changes lives.
There are big and small ways you can get involved with NYDI! You can lead a team, serve as an Appraiser (score team presentations), sign up to be a tournament volunteer, build a DI program at your school, donate to NYDI, or become a sponsor. Anything you contribute will help us grow a future generation of New Yorkers who:
- Are global citizens
- Think outside the box
- Can work together to solve our world’s most complex challenges