The New York Future Problem Solving Program, Inc. is an affiliate of Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI) and operates as a nonprofit corporation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code in the New York State region. Our programs are in alignment with those of our international program.
Founded in 1974 by creativity pioneer, Dr. E. Paul Torrance, FPSPI stimulates critical and creative thinking skills, encourages students to develop a vision for the future, and prepares students for leadership roles. FPSPI engages students in creative problem solving within the curriculum and provides competitive opportunities.
Future Problem Solving Program International involves thousands of students annually from across the globe including countries such as Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland, China, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, France, India, Singapore, and the United States.
The New York Future Problem Solving Program, Inc has provided the platform and guidance to students to enrich their creative problem solving skills for decades. Schools and districts across the state have been using the program to increase students' analytical, critical, and creative thinking skills for decades.
We are dedicated to enriching young people's lives by providing them with the necessary creative problem solving foundations and skills. Through comprehensive guidance and rigorous competition, we hope to imbue students in New York State with a set of tools which allow them critically identify problems and strategically develop viable solution plans. NYFPS encourages students to evaluate futuristic scenarios as well as identify local challenges present in their own communities. The competitive nature of our program supports students to not only generate innovative solution plans after analysis, but to implement the solutions in a sustainable and measurable method. NYFPS is dedicated to nurturing a foundation of skills in students which are invaluable to their academic and professional careers.