The Innovation Destination is a one-stop site that contains a wealth of exciting, unique and free resources for use by budding young innovators and the adults who guide, support and motivate them.

 AASL quote via a tweet on 12/3/2017: "Have you seen the Innovation Destination website built primarily for librarians and students? You'll want to bookmark this site for lessons and videos. Set up a station for students to watch the kid interviews."

NEW to The Innovation Destination! Be sure to watch our interview with one of the world's leading experts on mentorship as Dr. Lois Zachary describes her mentoring model and its use with young innovators.


On this site you will find a :

Searchable database of 500+ video segments from interviews with successful young innovators.
Variety of educator-created, STEM-based, and inquiry-focused lessons plans and independent learning activities.
Young Innovators "Wall of Fame," linked to video, brief bios, and other information about past and current young innovators.
Self-paced, independent training program for effective mentoring of young innovators.
Monthly blog covering a wide range of topics, written by a variety of experts in the areas of STEM-based innovation and youth.
Database of innovation-related resources, searchable by level, keyword, and format.

The Innovation Destination is founded in-part by a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services.

Young Innovators Wall of Fame

PJ - Profile


Jolie - Profile


Audrey - Profile


John - Profile


The Innovation Destination


The Innovation Destination was designed and evaluated by a team from the Center for Digital Literacy at the School of Information Studies, Syracuse University and developed by Data Momentum Inc, in partnership with the Connecticut Invention Convention, By Kids for Kids, New York On Tech, and over 70 school librarians and young innovators.