Creative Problem Solving Program
Destination ImagiNation (DI) is the world’s largest creativity and problem-solving competition and inspires participants in its programs to think on their feet, work together and devise original solutions to solve the mind-bending challenges. The students must come up with solutions to the challenges on their own, without adult interference.
“What’s so great about DI is that it’s entirely what you make of it. Being given the freedom to set your goals as high as you want and fail in a real but harmless environment is such a beautiful thing to give a kid…because it teaches them to be brave and try things, take risks and stand on their own two feet if it doesn’t work out. But on the flip side when it does, and you’d be surprised how often that is, that feeling of accomplishment is incomparable because they know it was all them.” Alista, 12th grade
Participants gain more than just basic knowledge and skills—they learn to unleash their imaginations and take unique approaches to problem-solving. Teams work together for several months to create their solutions to the challenges, which can have theatrical, structural, improvisational, scientific or technical focuses. Teams also learn and practice creative quick-thinking skills for the Instant Challenge portion of the program where they must solve an unknown challenge in 4-8 minutes.
Maharishi School is known for winning at Global Finals. Mark Wilkins has successfully coordinated the program at Maharishi School for the last 10 years. When asked why Maharishi School students are so successful Mark explains that “Consciousness-Based education and Transcendental Meditation help the students to expand their creativity, their energy, and their coherence.”
“The Destination Imagination program helps students to see life as full of challenges to be solved, instead of a world fraught with problems. The kids are empowered by discovering new ways to creatively solve challenges.” – Mark Wilkins, DI Program Director
Watch Your Verse in the Powerful Play (2023 IHSSA Choral Reading Performance)
Watch End Times All the Time (2022 IHSSA Choral Reading Performance)
Watch our 2017 Global Finals Winners
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