Odyssey of the Mind

Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem solving opportunities for students that range from kindergarten through college.  Kids apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics.  They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level.  Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program.

In Odyssey of the Mind, students learn at a young age skills that will last a lifetime.  They work in teams so they learn cooperation and respect for the ideas of others.  They evaluate ideas and make decisions on their own, gaining greater self-confidence and increased self-esteem along the way.  They work within a budget, so they learn to manage their money.  They see that there’s often more than one way to solve a problem, and that sometimes the process is more important than the end result.