Destination Imagination (Gr 5 to 8)
The programs are project-based and blend STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math) with the arts and social entrepreneurship. They are not only engaging, fun and inclusive, but also encourage kids to have fun, take risks, work with others and build on their personal strengths. Each child finds his or her place within the team and is able discover and display unique abilities and talents in ways they may never have imagined.
Destination Imagination’s programs teach kids how to work in teams to solve fun, hands-on academic challenges and help them improve their self-confidence, communication and problem solving skills. Our participants form strong bonds with their teammates and often build friendships that can last a lifetime.
- Students who participate in DI learn to focus, think creatively and critically, and test well.
- The program is curriculum compliant and focuses on STEM and Arts education.
- Students learn how to self-assess and become better at understanding their strengths and working on their weaknesses.
- Kids have fun learning, and many continue the program throughout the remainder of their education.
Our 21st century learning programming is cross-curricular and complements K-12 education by fostering curiosity, courage and creativity. All of our academic Challenges are designed to teach students the creative process—a system of learning that is at the root of all innovation and a child’s ability to bring an idea to life. We offer seven engaging Challenges in STEAM education: Technical, Scientific, Fine Arts, Improvisational, Engineering, Service Learning and Early Learning.
YSC’s program will focus on one of the following: Engineering, Improvisational and Technical Challenges. Each season takes place from September through May. Depending on the Challenge, teams typically spend 2 to 4 months developing and practicing their Challenge solutions. Teams have the opportunity to showcase their solutions at local tournaments, many of which take place between February and April. When a team qualifies at the state level, they are invited to compete at Global Finals—the world’s largest celebration of student creativity.
Meeting Dates: 3 times a month, Saturdays from 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Month 1 – Oct 27, Nov 3 & 17, 2018
Month 2 – Dec 1, 8 & 15, 2018
Month 3 – Jan 5, 12 & 19, 2019
Month 4- Feb 2, 16, & 23, 2019
Month 5 – March 2, 9 & 16, 2019
Month 6 – April 6, 13 & 27, 2019