Educational Institutions

Michigan Creativity Association Inc

  • White Lake, MI
  • www.micreativity.org

Mission Statement

The Michigan Creativity Association creates the next generation of innovative thinkers and leaders.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Destination ImagiNation

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Service Areas

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Michigan

The State of Michigan

ruling year

2002

Affiliate Director since 1966

Self-reported

Ted Grossnickle

Keywords

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destination,imagination,creative problem solving,Michigan, Creativity,educational program, instant challenge,

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Also Known As

MICA

EIN

38-3493497

 Number

1680535510

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Last Year MICA had 548 Team numbers issued through the Destination ImagiNation program. There were Five Regional Tournaments throughout the state, one Regional Showcase and 1 Affiliate Finals Tournament. 35 teams advanced to Global finals in Knoxville, Tennessee, where they, along with over 1000 other teams from all over the globe, participated in the largest Creative Problem Solving demonstration ever held. 
 
In the 2009- 10 Program Year, MICA offered training to over 800 adult volunteers in Creative Problem Solving skills, so these skills could be shared with nearly 3000 students involved with the Destination ImagiNation program in Michigan.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Conduct activities such as sanctioned tournaments, training sessions, seminars and other activities that promote creativity and problem solving.

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Population(s) Served

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Program 2

Destination ImagiNation

The overarching goals of Destination ImagiNation are for participants to:
• Foster creative and critical thinking.
• Learn and apply Creative Problem Solving methods and tools.
• Develop teamwork, collaboration, and leadership skills.
• Nurture research and inquiry skills, involving both creative exploration and attention to detail.
• Enhance and apply written and verbal communication and presentation skills (both impromptu and sustained).
• Promote the recognition, use, and development of many and varied strengths and talents.
• Encourage competence in, enthusiasm for, and commitment to real-life problem solving.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Michigan

The State of Michigan

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Operations

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Michigan Creativity Association Inc

Leadership

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Affiliate Director

Ted Grossnickle

BIO

As an alumni of the Destination Imagination program, Ted is proud to set a dynamic and strategic vision for the Destination Imagination program in Michigan.

STATEMENT FROM THE Affiliate Director

"Today's workforce needs individuals that are trained to address problems in a creative, technical and diverse manner. We need to instruct in new ways to address not only today's realized issues, but the unforeseen issues of tomorrow. The shortage of Math,  Science, Technology and Engineering skills, especially among young women, is at a crisis stage and must be addressed if we are to be successful in a world market.
MICA and Destination ImagiNation teach our youth how to break down a challenge situation into manageable pieces and evaluate each from a completely different angle. They learn that there is always more than one answer and how to apply experiences from solving an unrelated challenge situation to a new trial. They grow up viewing challenge situations without the paradigms in which most adults operate, and thus, as adults, are better equipped to be invaluable members of the work force."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ted Grossnickle

Huron Valley Schools

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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