We just delivered two super fun promo items for a local school district's Odyssey of the Mind group (car magnets and trading pins, which are sure to be a hit!).
Odyssey of the Mind (OotM for short) is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college.
Why Odyssey of the Mind is Great for Kids... "Odyssey of the Mind teaches students how to think divergently by providing open-ended problems that appeal to a wide range of interests. Students learn how to identify challenges and to think creatively to solve those problems. They are free to express their ideas and suggestions without fear of criticism."
My daughter participates in a small group at her elementary school and I can't imagine a better training ground for future entrepreneurs! This group of kids meets regularly and works together with the supervision of coaches but "no outside help" to work on a specific "problem," write a script and build props, all while having lots of fun! This weekend is the regional tournament where they get to present what they've worked on for the past six months. I can't wait to see what they've come up with! If they do well, they could move on to the State Tournament in April and then on to World Finals at Michigan State University in May.