As an educator, I was drawn to Destination ImagiNation’s ability to bring out the best in students to experience and apply critical-thinking skills and work as a team
Glassboro, NJ (Vocus) October 14, 2009
Destination ImagiNation, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of three new State Leaders. They will bring the Destination ImagiNation® program to Arizona, Idaho, and Kansas,and will provide support for students to experience this extraordinary after-school activity.
Destination ImagiNation, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides educational programs for students to learn and express creativity, teamwork and problem solving. In Destination ImagiNation, the organization’s core program, students work in teams to solve mind-bending Challenges and preset their solutions at Tournaments.
“To date more than 1.3 million students have participated in the Destination ImagiNation program. We are excited to be able to provide support for teams with local trainings and Tournaments that were previously unavailable in these states,” said Rusty McCarty, Creative Director and COO of Destination ImagiNation, Inc.
Destination ImagiNation Team Challenges fall into seven categories: technical, scientific, fine arts, improvisational, structural, service learning, and noncompetitive (for early learners).
“As an educator, I was drawn to Destination ImagiNation’s ability to bring out the best in students to experience and apply critical-thinking skills and work as a team,” said Kathleen Bether, Arizona State Leaders, Destination ImagiNation. “I am proud to be leading the efforts in Arizona to get the word out about the program and how it enriches students’ academic experiences by teaching skills they can apply for the rest of their lives.”
Many Destination ImagiNation teams have already formed across these states and have started developing their Solutions for their local Tournaments. Parents, schools, teachers and students interested in learning more about Destination ImagiNation and how to Start a Team can visit http://www.DestinationImagiNation.org or call 888-321-1503.
About Destination ImagiNation, Inc.
Destination ImagiNation, Inc. is an extraordinary non-profit organization that provides two educational programs for students to learn and experience creativity, teamwork and problem solving. Every year, we reach 100,000 students across the U.S. and in more than 30 countries. Destination ImagiNation, our core program, is an exhilarating after-school activity in which students work in teams to solve mind-bending Challenges and present their solutions at Tournaments. In our Destination ImagiNation 4-Life program, we design and implement cause-based programming for client organizations to reach target audiences in a powerful way. Destination ImagiNation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with more than 1.3 million alumni and a global network of 35,000 volunteers. Visit http://www.IDODI.org for more information.