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NYFPS | New York Future Problem Solving Program, Inc.
New York Future Problem Solving Program

Establishing School Support

It is important to get support from your school. Many schools have established processes to obtain official permission to start a new club or team.

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Key Steps For Consideration

​Here are some key steps for consideration:

  • Identify the official new club/team formation process and requirements.

  • Connect with the student activities advisor or administrator, so you can learn the most effective way you can start a club/team.

  • Inquire about the process to obtain funding for your club/team expenses from the school.

  • Establish a strategy and mission to approach teachers to support a new club/team.

  • Find an advisor (teacher or coach) for your club/team. It is often helpful to ask a teacher you have established a rapport with prior. 

  • It is important to explain the time commitments and responsibilities of being the advisor to a FPS club/team since this activity may include travel to the State and International Conferences.

  • Once an advisor is found, complete all required registration to become an official club/team at your school. This recognized status will help facilitate fundraising and member recruitment. The new club/team should now be on the official school list of activities or clubs.

Email Template For Student Activities Administrator

Hi Administrator Name ,

My name is Student Name and I am a grade level at high school. I am interested in creating a New York Future Problem Solving (NYFPS) Club for our school on campus. NYFPS is a non-profit organization that teaches creative problem solving and it offers a state competition (winners advance to an annual international competition) as well as many other great resources. I believe that this would be an incredible opportunity for students  in our school.

How can I learn more about starting a club in our school? I would like to learn more about the application process, member guidelines, and advisor requirements. Additionally, are there any important dates I should be aware of in order to start this club? Is there an application deadline and is there a club fair?

Thank you for your assistance,
Student Name

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