Who Can Participate?
The NYFPS Program is open to all New York State students in grades 4-12 or equivalent school year levels. A school affiliation is not required to participate in the program. Home schoolers or community teams are also encouraged to join the program. Annually, over 250,000 students from around the world participate in Future Problem Solving Program activities.
THE EMPIRE STATE
Schools and Students in New York State can register.
NYFPS currently has Long Island, Upstate, and NYC schools participating in the program.
Find Your Role!
Students look to their teachers and school advisors to take the lead in exposing them to problem solving. There is nothing more rewarding than to see the smile on your students' faces when they successfully formulated a winning solution plan. Take the first step and read information on how FPS can add to your teaching experience.
Want to learn how to identify and solve problems? The skills which you develop through FPS will be used throughout your career. Many alumni note that the most valuable things which they got out FPS is the problem solving skill set and the awesome memories of competing with their teammates. Take the initiative to learn how you can be a part of NYFPS if your school doesn't have an existing FPS team or club!
You are the strong support which keeps all the students confident and seek out new challenges. FPS offers an environment for developing leadership and a set of skills which will offer your children unlimited opportunities in their future. Be an active part in their development. Learn more about what programs NYFPS offer here.
What Are Other Roles Can You Take?
Do you have experience with FPS or have interest in FPS? We look for people who have had exposure to the Future Problem Solving program and process before; however, all new evaluators complete training, so we encourage you to contact us even if it has been awhile since you have been involved in FPS! We are looking for Adults, Senior Division Participants (high school students), or FPS alumni (FPSers from other states or affiliate countries who now have a connection with New York are welcome). Sign up here!
You remember the afternoons spent in the classroom with your teammates working on solution packets or community problem solving projects. We need your help to inspire the current students by sharing your experiences. Tell us about fond memories of your time as a FPSer or how FPS continues to be an essential skillset you use in your career. You can also connect with other FPSers who have been through the program. Find out more on how to reconnect here.
Are you a former FPSer, FPS parent, former FPS coach, or someone inspired by NYFPS' mission? We need volunteers to help with running our events such as the annual State Conference. Volunteers can also sign up to assist with competition evaluations or being GIPS Skit Performance judges. Being a volunteer with NYFPS allows you to remain an active part of the community and see the positive impact that the program has on students. Find out more on how to you can volunteer with NYFPS here.