Last year, almost 250 student teams from over 120 communities competed with creativity, problem-solving skills, and collaboration to solve one of seven Challenges that ranged across the STEAM and Social Entrepreneurship spectrum. They were among over 100,000 students in 30 countries that took part in “D.I.”. This year, we’re ready to do it again with seven new Challenges.
Unlike many programs, in Destination Imagination, the student team of up to seven are responsible
for the ideas, creating the solution and keeping it on budget. In the non-competitive Rising Stars! Challenge, the emphasis is more on the teamwork and solution. Ultimately, all teams in the program, from K through college are identifying talents within each other, and driving solutions to in state competition. The top scoring teams from our state finals advance to compete with teams from around the world at Destination Imagination Global Finals, this year, returning to Kansas City, MO.
The world is changing so fast that the importance of collaboration around creativity and problem-solving aren’t soft skills: They are in high need. Forbes, the World Economic Forum, and others have been focusing on these “Future of Work” skills; the skills that Destination Imagination builds.