Melrose Destination Imagination is now forming teams in grades K-12 for the 2017-2018 tournament season!
What is DI? DI is a nonprofit, volunteer-run organization that inspires and equips students to become innovators and leaders. Each year, DI publishes seven new STEAM-based Challenges. Groups of 2-7 kids of similar age form a team, choose a Central Challenge, and work collaboratively over a period of a few months on solutions to that challenge. Teams also practice “Instant Challenges” to learn quick thinking and teamwork. Teams then present their technical and theatrical solutions at a regional DI tournament in March.
The hallmark of DI is “no interference.” Kids work completely independently on creative ideas and trial-and-error solutions to challenges. Parents do not assist with costumes, props, scripts, or ideas!
Melrose DI will host several free “Improv Nights” for kids and parents to try the program, ask questions, and potentially partner up with other parents and kids interested in forming a DI team for this season. Interested kids and parents are encouraged to attend as many Improv Nights as possible to get a full picture of the program.
September 20: try fun team-building games
October 3: try technical building challenges
October 18: fun improv games to learn team-building and theatrical skills
October 24: parent Q&A, tips for starting a team
6:15 – 7:00pm for grades K-2
7:00 – 8:15pm for grades 3 and up
Unitarian Universalist Church basement
70 W. Emerson Street, Melrose
For additional information, and to see previews of this year’s challenges, visit “Melrose Destination Imagination” on facebook or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.