DI has made such an impact on me over the last 9 years. Creativity, teamwork and problem solving lead me in everything I do from day-to-day activities, to my classes at school, to the challenges life throws at me.
I believe in DI's transformative power to inspire youth and develop skills in the fields of arts and engineering. I know DI has changed my life, and have seen it change others' over the last 7 years.
To teach students the creative process and empower them with the skills needed to succeed in an ever-changing world.
To develop opportunities that inspire the global community of learners to utilize diverse approaches in applying 21st century skills and creativity.
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. Our participants learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem solving process. Teams may showcase their solutions at a tournament.
Who We Are
Destination Imagination Virginia (DIVA) manages and facilitates the Destination Imagination program throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. We are an all-volunteer organization comprised of people from all backgrounds who have been touched by the Destination Imagination program in some way—whether as former participants, team managers, appraisers, or parents and friends.
DIVA is organized into six geographic regions. Within each region, a Regional Operating Committee exists to facilitate trainings for Team Managers, execute Regional Tournaments, and other activities to support the program. The DIVA Affiliate Board oversees all Regional activity to ensure consistency across Virginia. The Affiliate Board, comprised of volunteers from each Region, also is responsible for the Destination Imagination Virginia Affiliate Finals, the state-wide tournament where the leading teams from each region showcase their solutions and compete for the chance to represent Virginia at the annual Destination Imagination Global Finals.