Wanted: Destination ImagiNation Team Managers.
Reward: Working with some extraordinarily talented students, and possibly a trip to Tennessee.
Would you like to help the next generation of creative problem solvers? Looking for a way to give back? Do you have or have you had a child in DI? Then consider becoming a Team Manager for DI. Come to an informational, no strings-attached, meeting to learn more about being a DI Team Manager. The meeting will be held on Sunday, September 27th at 4 p.m. at The Dance Factory and Music Studio (1013 Ann St., Delavan). Bring a friend, a colleague, a spouse – spread the word! Please email or call Michelle Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org or (262) 215-6434 if you plan to attend.
What is DI?
DI, or Destination ImagiNation, is an extracurricular after school activity that is done on a volunteer basis. You, as a volunteer, have the opportunity to help continue this thriving program in our district. Many students each year wish to participate but are unable to do so because there are not enough adult volunteers. What we are looking for are hands-on and creative individuals looking to help guide and manage a team of 4 to 6 students as they solve their team challenge together. No special skills are required, only a sense of adventure and a willingness to work with students grades K-12. Don’t be afraid if you can’t solve the challenge – the kids can!
Current Destination ImagiNation Team Managers will provide training and mentoring, and online resources to help the new managers get started. Additionally, there are classes provided in the Milwaukee area.
Team managers set their own meeting times and locations to work with the students. The season culminates with a regional competition at Badger High School in Lake Geneva in mid March. Teams have the opportunity to advance from there to the State Tournament in Stevens Point in mid April. Advancing from there, winning teams can go to the Global Finals in Knoxville, TN, in May.
The challenge categories the students work on include STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), Improvisation, Visual Arts, Service Learning and Early Learning. Each challenge also has a different area of focus, such as fine arts, technical, structural, scientific, and others.
For more information on DI, visit www.destinationimagination.org.
To become a volunteer manager, contact Gardner at (262) 215-6434 or email her at email@example.com.