The Central Texas DI Mission
Central Texas DI is part of Destination Imagination (DI), a non-profit organization that fosters creativity, critical thinking and teamwork in students from around the world. Founded in 1982, Destination Imagination's vision is to teach students the creative process and empower them with the skills needed to succeed in an ever-changing world. Destination Imagination emphasizes project-based learning with a focus on STEM.
The Destination Imagination program is a fun, hands-on system of learning that fosters students’ creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic Challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning. In DI, students learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem solving process.
DI provides learning opportunites to students from kindergarten up to the university level. Every year, teams of students in groups of 2-7 select a challenge and work for several months developing a solution to the challenge.
These challenges cover seven areas of focus: technical, scientific, engineering, fine arts, improvisational, service learning and early learning. DI follows a strict policy of "no interference." A team's solution to their challenge is their own: from brainstorming and planning to execution, without interference by parents, teachers, friends or their team manager.
The Central Texas Region is one of 16 regions that make up the Texas Destination Imagination affiliate. Not only is the Texas affiliate the biggest Destination Imagination affiliate, but the Central Texas region is one of the state's strongest, serving students in 30 counties surrounding the San Antonio area.
Our mission is to continue to grow the Destination Imagination program in Central Texas to provide more children and young adults with the opportunity to improve their critical thinking and learn real-world decision making skills in a project-based learning system that teaches kids how to think, not what to think.