Odyssey of the Mind
A unique opportunity to showcase a child's gifts in visual arts, engineering, problem solving, team work, leadership, and critical thinking.
WHAT IS ODYSSEY OF THE MIND?
Odyssey of the Mind (OM) is a team-based creative competition for children in grades K-12. Together with parent coaches, teams work over several months to “solve” problem. Teams then present these solutions in the form of a skit during a fun and friendly competition against other teams in their age division. OM gives kids a chance to practice their teamwork, problem-solving, leadership, and critical thinking skills.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Odyssey is great for kids with an interest in art, engineering, singing, sewing, building, acting, tinkering, writing, puzzles, comedy, and asking millions of questions about anything and everything. In short, OM is for everyone!
There are plenty of opportunities for kids to get up and perform, and lots of “backstage” roles for kids who are less comfortable in the spotlight.
WHAT IS THE TIMELINE?
Program planning begins in the fall; peak team activity occurs in January and early February; and the qualifying competition typically takes place in late February. Winners at regionals can advance to state and national competitions later in the spring.
The 2022-2023 season has concluded. Check back in the Fall for information on the 2023-2024 OM season!
WANT MORE INFO?
If you have additional questions, please contact Marisa LeVeque at MARISA.E.LEVEQUE@GMAIL.COM