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Where Engineering Meets Imagination©

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The Foundational Pillars of our Program that Make Challenge Island the Go-To Choice for Millions of Parents and Educators

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STEM + ART = STEAM

"To develop a complete mind, study the science of art; study the art of science; realize that everything connects to everything else." - Leonardo DaVinci

21st Century Skills

We foster the fundamental skills kids need to thrive today and tomorrow including creativity, collaboration, communication, flexibility and leadership.

Higher Level Thinking Skills

Our programs promote deep, critical, analytical and creative thinking abilities in kids which help ensure their long-term academic and professional success.

Project Based Learning

Our STEAM Teams® engage in collaborative, inquiry-based, student-driven learning grounded in real world connections and meaningful problem-solving.

Island Destinations

Whimsical island ambience combined with cross-curricular themes make the Challenge Island experience an unforgettable adventure.

Social-Emotional Learning

We foster the social and emotional intelligence children need to form healthy relationships, make positive choices and find fulfillment in life.

Resilience

Research shows that a Challenge-Island-palm-tree-like ability to be flexible and strong through life’s ”storms” is far more essential to future success than IQ.

Steam Teams

No child is an island which is why kids tackle our hundreds of proprietary challenges by combining their strengths with those of a STEAM Team of friends.

Screen Free Fun

Our programs provide digital native kids the precious opportunity to connect with their peers face-to-face and discover the wonders of the world, undeterred by devices.

"One thing that makes Challenge Island a standout is what it lacks. You’ll find no screens or digital devices in a Challenge Island after-school class, camp or family night. Instead, kids working together in STEAM Teams, are encouraged to use imagination, teamwork, and problem-solving skills to come up with creative solutions to challenges using a treasure-chest full of low-tech supplies."

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Hi, I’m Jit!

My love of science and a strong desire to give youth a foundation for success inspired me to bring Challenge Island to the children of my community.

Jitendra Mistry is the Director of Challenge Island - Mississauga, a well-rounded 21st Century STEM/STEAM program that promotes the growth of social-emotional skills and overall intelligence through fun and engaging cross-curricular STEAM challenges.

Jitendra stepped back from his corporate career to support and mentor his own two kids. In doing so, he noticed that their natural curiosity and creative imagination need time, space, and encouragement to develop. With his love of science and a strong desire to give youth a foundation for success, Jitendra aims to partner with businesses, schools, camps, and a variety of community programs and leaders to bring Challenge Island to their communities. He believes kids should have the opportunity to develop and practice critical thinking and collaboration skills at their own pace both inside and outside of school.

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