About Us

Destination Imagination is a global educational non-profit dedicated to inspiring the next generation of innovators, leaders and creative problem solvers. DI was incorporated in New Jersey, USA, in 1999. DI operates educational programs and activities in 47 states and in 30+ countries. Each year, more than 15,000 student teams (100,000+ youths) participate in our programs, which are supported by an estimated 30,000 amazing volunteers.

Why Parents Around the World Choose Destination Imagination

What We Offer

Celebration – As the premier celebration of the impact of creativity, Destination Imagination offers participants the opportunity to experience validation and inspiration of the creative process through their own efforts.

Collaboration – Destination Imagination offers individual and team collaboration at an intense and unique level. Participants can explore their social aptitude while working with peers locally and from around the world on complex problem-solving opportunities.

Cultural Exchange – Embracing the similarities and difference of groups, individuals and cultures is a key component of Destination Imagination. Interacting with people from a variety of cultures helps participants to foster a more inclusive, global community.

Empowerment – Increased competency and confidence are a result of participants realizing they have what it takes to overcome adversity during competition while also maneuvering in an away-from-home setting.

Individual Growth – DI provides participants the opportunity to assess strengths and limitations while experiencing the impact of reaching one’s total capacity.

Why It Matters

Our Challenges allow students from pre-K through university to become part of a global community of confident creators and practice the essential skills needed to thrive in school, future careers and beyond. Throughout the long-term process of solving a Challenge, participants learn: