• Destination Imagination

    Destination Imagination (DI) is a global educational nonprofit dedicated to inspiring the next generation of innovators, leaders and creative problem solvers.

    An Extraordinary Challenge Program for Creative Kids!

  • The Benefits of DI

    Throughout the DI Challenge Experience, students develop:

    DI Changes Lives: hear from those involved in this impactful program:

    DI Teams may be managed by any adult (ages 18+) who would like to create the next generation of innovative thinkers and leaders.


    Team Managers are often teachers, school staff, parents, and/or community volunteers.


    The Basic Steps to starting your own DI Team(s)

  • STEP 1:

    Assemble a Team


    2-7 Students + 1-2 Adult Team Managers


    You ALSO need to recruit one adult volunteer to serve as an APPRAISER.

    Your APPRAISER will attend a half-day training, and volunteer at the Regional Tournament. After they attend training, they should be able to provide some insight on tournament-day to the team!

  • STEP 2

    Purchase a Team Number from Destination Imagination, Inc.
    When you create your account and purchase a Team Number, you will receive digital access to all program materials, activities to run with the team, and copies of the seven Team Challenges.
    Cost: $180
    [includes $105 Team Number Fee to DI HQ, and $75 Regional Tournament Registration to Michigan DI]
    **$25 discount for Early Learning Teams (grades K-2)**

  • STEP 3

    Select which Team Challenge the team will solve:

    Scientific | Technical | Engineering | Fine Arts | Improv | Service Learning

    Early Learning / Rising Stars (for grades K-2)

  • STEP 4

    Prepare for the Regional Tournament!

    Teams should host weekly meetings where they practice Instant Challenges (provided in the Program Materials), participate in team-building / skill-building activities, and work on their solution for their Team Challenge solution.


    Other tasks involved in preparing for the Regional Tournament include:

    1) Fill out Tournament Data Forms (included in the Team Challenge document)

    2) Submit online registration for the Regional Tournament (link below)

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