Our mission began in 1978 and remains unchanged. We seek to…

Foster original and creative thinking and to make learning fun.

Our Network of Support Charitable Sponsorships

Odyssey of the Mind is a global network of not-for-profit licensed associations.

We administer important educational, relief and scholarship programs.

We are supported by a network of volunteers.

We welcome sponsorship in many different forms.

Corporate sponsorship is a great way to reach millions of consumers worldwide.

We are grateful for every contribution to support our mission.

Odyssey of the Mind

We are extremely fortunate and deeply grateful to each and every one of our sponsors and the countless volunteers who recognize the value of Odyssey of the Mind.

We extend our heart-felt thanks to every one of our supporters, and extend a special thanks to our ongoing major sponsor, NASA.

I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks… and ever thanks.William Shakespeare

We celebrate our relationship with the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Earth Observatory, in particular, because NASA symbolizes not only excellence in research and technical innovation, but the power of team-based creative problem-solving and thinking beyond the box. NASA consistently proves that applied creativity can benefit civilization.

NASA has supported our mission for more than a decade because our objectives also overlap with respect to promoting STEM education and working to inspire innovation across the curriculum. The Earth Observatory’s primary mission is educational: “to share with the public the images, stories, and discoveries about climate and the environment that emerge from NASA research, including its satellite missions, in-the-field research, and climate models.” NASA Earth Observatory provides Omers from every corner of our planet access to invaluable educational resources through its own an exceptional Earth Science Systems educational programs. Together, we provide Omers with opportunities to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Thank you NASA!

Check out our Problem Archives » for long-term problems sponsored by NASA, and our NASA sponsored » Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activities

We are always in need of resources to advance our mission. We work diligently to keep our educational program affordable, and to minimize costs to our participants. Our global network of non-profit licensed associations operate generally through the largess of small businesses, local communities, families and friends.

Our team members use the creative skills learned by participating in our program to raise money in original ways for travel expenses to sanctioned competitions. We administer a scholarship program to help teams and to reward team members. Please support our mission with whatever time, money or other resources you can spare.

We are a charitable organization, and welcome large and small contributions either in-cash or in-kind. Please do not hesitate to Contact Us to become a sponsor. Be creative.

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