Mission: To build lifelong learning and problem solving skills in young people; To enhance confidence of young people while they learn to utilize their own abilities and those of their team members to solve complex problems; To teach young people through discovery and development of their talents; to demonstrate that there is no one right way to solve a problem and that the learning comes in the process of solving the problem.
Results: Over 1,400 Washington students participated in DI last year. 10,000 hours of volunteer time were provided for administrative and logistical support for our annual tournaments. 25,000 volunteer hours were donated by individual Team Managers to teach the children the skills needed to compete and, ultimately, solve real-life challenges.
Target demographics: School-age youth, pre-K to college
Direct beneficiaries per year: 320 teams or more than 1,500 students
Geographic areas served: Washington State
Programs: Destination Imagination- Fostering creative problem-solving skills and innovation in youth by providing them with challenges, tournaments and positive environments for experimentation and growth.