Volunteer Leadership Team
Colorado Odyssey has been a Chartered Association of Odyssey of the Mind since 1983 and is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization run by all volunteers. Our Volunteer Leadership Team consists of our Association Director, Regional Directors, Problem Captains, Judge Coordinators, Tournament Volunteer Coordinators, Merchandise Coordinator, Social Media Coordinator and Controller.
We also have an oversight/governance Board of Directors to ensure we are serving our mission, to conduct outreach with our prospective members and schools, to administer the Julie Farr Scholarship process and to ensure we are meeting and exceeding our fiduciary responsibility as a 501(c)(3) organization.
Odyssey of the Mind is an international extra-curricular educational program that teaches creative problem-solving and 21st century skills to students from kindergarten through college. Teams of up to 7 members learn to think outside the box, work together to develop creative solutions to broadly defined problems, and present their solution in an 8 minute performance. Problems appeal to a wide array of students and range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level. In addition, teams are rewarded for not just solving the problem, but for enhancing their solution with style. Teams also compete in an on-the-spot spontaneous problem as part of the competition.