Our mission and vision empower California students to be curious learners, courageous innovators, and inspirational leaders. A California where all youth have the courage to imagine boldly and the perseverance and skills to change the world. To engag... Read more
Our mission and vision empower California students to be curious learners, courageous innovators, and inspirational leaders. A California where all youth have the courage to imagine boldly and the perseverance and skills to change the world. To engage participants in project-based challenges that are designed to build confidence and develop extraordinary creativity, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills Creativity - from Imagination through Innovation. Apply - teamwork and collaboration, as we are better together than alone. Learning - lifelong and valued, through success and failure. Diversity - appreciate and celebrate differences, in others and in ideas. Integrity - beyond reproach.
We are a globally recognized educational nonprofit dedicated to inspiring the next generation of innovators, leaders and creative problem solvers. Destination Imagination (DI) is in 45 states and over 35 countries around the world, reaching 150,000 participants annually. The California Affiliate has been around since 1988. Over that time, we have built Regional areas as the main hubs for Tournaments with teams spanning from San Diego to San Francisco and beyond. Our Board members represent areas from all over the state. Teams of up to 7 children solve STEAM based challenges. The more creative, unique and out of the box thinking, the better. DI challenges children to take risks, work together and build on each others ideas and strengths.
As more families are looking for alternatives to enhance their child's education, CALDI is expanding to meet those needs as well. In pre-COVID years, we have had over 400 teams participating in the program. We anticipate as families return to school and life, our program will continue to grow. DI offers a hands on approach to problem solving unlike any other experience. We are a volunteer based organization and rely heavily on those volunteers and donors to help grow and maintain the program.