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Welcome to Texas Destination Imagination
The mission of Texas Destination Imagination is to encourage and foster the development of 21st century skills: creativity, problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration; to influence development of a positive self-image; and to prepare the students of Texas to apply creative problem solving skills to life decisions.
Texas Destination Imagination is a creative problem solving educational organization that strives to promote creativity in the young people of Texas. Texas Destination Imagination is reaching more than 16,200 students a year. “DI” is an extraordinary non-profit organization that provides educational programs for students to learn and experience creativity, teamwork and more than 100,000 students across the U.S... and in more than 30 countries participates each year in DI. DI’s core program is an educational program in which student teams solve open-ended Challenges and present their solutions at Tournaments. Teams are tested to think on their feet, work together and devise original solutions that satisfy the requirements of the Challenges.
Participants gain more than just basic knowledge and skills—they learn to unleash their imaginations and take unique approaches to problem solving just like Kenton Duty from Disney’s Channel Shake it up and Marine Private First Class Matthew Harvey.
KENTON DUTY SHAKES IT UP
Kenton Duty can be seen in the Disney series Shake It Up! Kenton also appeared on the final episodes of the Lost series. “I participated in DI,” he said in an interview. “Our team really connected. We were together from second grade to fifth grade. We even got to compete at the state tournament – twice!”
MATT HARVEY APPLIES TEAMWORK AS A MARINE
The final test of boot camp is called the Crucible and includes a series of challenges. Private 1st Class Matthew Harvey wrote to his mother about his experience:
“Our team had to move a wounded Marine from one spot to another and then get the rest of the team to safety, with next to no materials, and the clock was ticking. I suggested the team move from roof to roof to quickly escape. My team looked at me like I was crazy. I told them that in combat, we use whatever means available to achieve our objective safely, and the instructor didn't’t say we couldn't’t. The team finally agreed. We achieved our goal in 2 minutes, while the other teams took 15 minutes to finish. The Drill Instructor said, ‘In all these years, I have never had a team use that kind of solution. Good job, and way to think about your possibilities. You won the challenge.’
“Mom, it was all DI,” Matthew added. “In DI we worked as a team for points; now we work as a team because it is life and death.”
If you are ready to get started check out the "New to DI" link at the top of the page.