Destination Imagination is a volunteer-led educational nonprofit whose purpose is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. Each year, our organization works with educators and industry experts to develop seven new Challenges in the fields of STEM, the arts, social entrepreneurship and early learning. Students work in teams to research, design and build a solution to their preferred Challenge. In solving a Challenge, they learn the creative process—a powerful learning tool that helps students assess problems, reflect on their progress, learn from failure and turn their original ideas into reality. Students who participate in the Challenge Program have the opportunity to present their solutions at a local tournament and if they qualify at the state level, they’re invited to participate in Global Finals, our culminating international tournament that celebrates student creativity.
Founded in 1982, Destination Imagination has impacted more than 1.5 million students. Today, more than 150,000 students from 48 states and 30 countries participate in Destination Imagination programs with the support of 38,000 volunteers worldwide.