It is with heavy hearts that we announce that the 2020 Louisiana Destination Imagination State Tournament has been canceled due to health concerns associated with the COVID-19 Virus.
The May Global Finals Tournament in Kansas City has also been canceled, but DI HQ is working on a virtual Global Finals Tournament for this summer. Watch for information from DI HQ for updates about that exciting opportunity! UPDATE--Details here
Thank you to our team managers and other LA DI volunteers for giving children the opportunity to experience creative problem-solving again this year! We look forward to seeing you in the fall!
Nancy Farley, Affiliate Director
Joan Turek, Regional & Training Director
Linda Endicott, Growth Director
LA DI Board
Destination Imagination (DI) is an educational program where student teams solve open-ended Challenges and present their solutions at tournaments. DI is a challenge and process-based program. In working to solve Challenges, teams learn vital life skills like time management, collaboration, conflict resolution, and creative & critical thinking.
Our program involves 48 states and more than 30 countries and provinces.
Emilie Gibson Remembered
Emilie Gibson, a former Louisiana Destination Imagination team member, was remembered for her creativity, grit, and bravery at the 2018 and 2019 LA DI State Tournaments. While a DI team member, Emilie bravely battled DIPG, an aggressive childhood brain cancer, and her family has established a foundation in her honor to raise awareness and funds for DIPG research. Visit the link below to learn about how you can help honor Emilie's memory and join the fight to end childhood DIPG cancer!
During the 2018 LA DI Tournament, a local news reporter covered Emilie's story. The KSLA 10:00 PM news clip, including interviews with Emilie's DI team manager, some of her school-mates and former team members, and with her father, Trey Gibson, may be accessed using the link below.
http://www.ksla.com/story/3764 0850/scholastic-competition- honors-bossier-city-student
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Thank You Volunteers!
Destination Imagination runs on VOLUNTEER POWER and we sincerely appreciate all of our wonderful past and present volunteers! Please spread the word about the benefits of Destination Imagination and help recruit volunteers for the 2020-2021 season.
We need energetic, enthusiastic people to invest in the lives of the best and brightest kids that Louisiana has to offer. Click this link [in work] to volunteer for our annual Super Instant Challenge Saturday in Bossier City or our Louisiana State Tournament. Our volunteers make Destination Imagination a life-changing experience for kids all across the world! Sign up today!
How to Become a Volunteer
This link will show you how: www.destinationimagination.org/volunteer/
DI Team Managers, Appraisers, Officials, and other volunteers must complete training in Youth Protection policies to work with children during the 2020-2021 Destination Imagination season.
Before you volunteer, please read the Youth Protection Policy below and register to attend either team manager training, volunteer training, or appraiser training this year.
Youth Protection Policy for Volunteers
DI Youth Protection Information for Parents
LA DI in the News
All teams are encouraged to host a skills day by inviting local professionals to teach basic painting, acting, sewing, building, and technical skills. Remember TMs, it is not interference to TEACH practical life skills as long as you are not influencing their ideas for official challenge solutions.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Visit the DI Resource Page for Valuable Team Resources:
Visit: www.dramanotebook.com/drama-curriculum/ for, you guessed it, tips on dramatic performances!
LA DI 2019 Tournament Results
Great performances and innovative solutions were showcased at the 2019 State Tournament. Congratulations to all the teams and thank you to all our great volunteers and sponsors. Special recognition to Elm Grove Middle School and Sun City Elementary School for hosting and to sponsor SuddenLink by Altice.