Destination Imagination

  • Designation-Imagination

Program Category: Fee Structure, Free, Grade Level, 3 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12, and K-2

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  • In Destination Imagination, students of all ages work in teams of two to seven members to develop solutions for project-based learning Challenges that blend STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education with the arts and social entrepreneurship. Through these Challenges, students use the creative process to turn their ideas into reality and learn invaluable skills through the process including: creative and critical thinking, team building, problem solving, risk taking, project management, perseverance, and self-confidence.


    Organization Name: Destination Imagination
    Organization Street Address: 1111 S. Union Ave.
    Organization City, State, Zip: Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
    Organization Phone Number: 1-888-321-1503
    Short Description of Organization:

    Destination Imagination, Inc. is a volunteer-led nonprofit organization that annually serves more than 150,000 students in 30+ countries. The organization was incorporated in 1982 and has been a leader in project-based learning for more than 30 years. Each year, Destination Imagination develops seven, creative academic challenges that incorporate STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), the arts and service learning. Each challenge is designed to teach students the skills needed to thrive in the future workforce, including creative and critical thinking, collaboration, problem solving and project management. More than 1.5 million students have participated in the program.

    Program Street Address: 1111 S Union Ave
    Cherry Hill
    New Jersey
    Which one best describes your organization?: Non-Profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: No
    Accepting Mentors: No


    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Yes
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Earth and or Space Science
    • Engineering
    • Environment Science
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply):
    • Arts and Media
    • Civic Engagement and Service-Learning
    • Drop-Out Prevention and College Preparation
    • Literacy
    • Project-Based Learning
    • Workforce Development
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Yes


    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Center City
    • South Philadelphia
    • Southwest Philadelphia
    • West Philadelphia
    • Lower North Philadelphia
    • Bridesburg-Kensington-Richmond
    • Roxborough-Manayunk
    • Germantown-Chestnut Hill
    • Olney-Oak Lane
    • Near Northeast Philadelphia
    • Far Northeast Philadelphia
    • Other
    If you chose "other" for the question above then tell us where your program is offered.:

    Our program is a curriculum that can be implemented anywhere.

    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
    • During school
    • Before school
    • After school
    • Evening
    • Weekend


    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: Over 2000 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Between 2 and 5 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Pre-kindergarten
    • Kindergarten - 2nd grade
    • 3rd - 6th grade
    • 7th - 8th grade
    • 9th -12th grade
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    • Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Latino
    • Caucasian
    • Asian
    • Native American
    • Middle Eastern
    • Multi-Ethnic
    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: Do not know
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Groups only
    Can your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Yes (please explain)
    If you chose "yes" for the question above, please explain how you are able to accommodate youth with special needs.:

    Destination Imagination is open to all students. Teams have included children with many types of disabilities ranging from visual impairment to learning disabilities to autism.


    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: Yes
    If participants need to pay for your STEM program, are scholarships available?: Yes
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: Other



    Please select the applicable categories: Fee Structure, Free, Grade Level, 3 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12, and K-2
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