Odyssey of the Mind (OM) teaches students to learn creative problem-solving methods while having fun in the process. Through creativity, and encouraging imaginative paths to problem-solving, students learn skills that will provide them with the ability to solve problems -- great and small -- for a lifetime. They are free to express their ideas and suggestions without fear of criticism. The creative problem-solving process rewards thinking "outside of the box." Coaching is by volunteer parents with an understanding of the program.
● Students develop team-building skills by working in groups of as many as seven students per team. ● Students learn to examine problems and to identify the real challenge without limiting the possible solutions and their potential success. ● The creative-thinking process is nurtured and developed as a problem-solving tool. ● Students of all types will find something that will appeal to them.