Are you ready for your moment of genius?

Why support Maine Odyssey of the Mind?

Every student is capable of a moment of genius, and this moment is not always limited to solving a complex math equation, programming a computer, composing an opus or putting the finishing touches on a beautifully painted masterpiece. This moment refers to the point in a student's' educational journey when they find their inner strength and realize that they are capable of great things. When kids are given the ability to take a risk in an environment where there is no right or standardized tests, their minds flourish and their character shines. Odyssey of the Mind provides kids with that environment and the chance to discover their own genius...that is why Maine Odyssey of the Mind does what it does.

How does Maine Odyssey of the Mind make a difference?

As the largest creative problem solving program in the state, Maine OotM fosters a comprehensive and holistic educational experience to its participants, introducing students to tangible aspects of education – art, music, drama, history, engineering, math, architecture and beyond. Kids also learn the crucial 21st century skills; an understanding of global awareness, intellectual curiosity, interpersonal and collaborative skills, communication, problem solving, critical and creative thinking, self-direction, authentic assessment, accountability and adaptability. They learn how to operate under a limited budget and are encouraged to re-purpose materials with a new and creative twist. Its scope of interest assures that “no creative child is left behind.”

What will a donation support?

As a 501(c)3 non-profit and run entirely by a volunteer Board of Directors and assisted by hundred of adult volunteers, we strive to give our student participants the educational experience they so richly deserve. Your donation helps us pay for our four competition sites, supports teams with trainings and helps keep costs low for families and school districts.

How can I donate?

Your donation is tax deductible. You can donate with a credit or debit card by clicking "Donate" button below. Or send a check made payable to Maine Odyssey of the Mind to:

Maine Odyssey of the Mind
c/o Carl Bucciantini 
PO Box 352 Greene, ME 

In their own words...

"I love Odyssey and I look forward to it every year! Its awesome to be creative with my friends to come up with our solutions and know that we did it together! It makes us really proud"

-Makenna Wheeler, Village Elementary

"Odyssey of the Mind has changed the way I think and has opened me up a completely different way of approaching everything I do. I love the ability to find all the loopholes and come up with a solution that I know no one else has ever thought of. I have been involved in OM for eight years now, I cannot imagine my life without it."

-Avery Arena, Gorham High School