Our Program Teaches:
Problem Solving, Decision Making, Creativity, and Critical Thinking skills at home and at your school.
As a student in the 21st Century, you are exposed to diverse and complex issues – topics such as Terraforming that have futuristic impacts, and issues in your own community. Future Problem Solving connects students from around the world to solve these complex problems. Join today and become equipped with the skills and vision to design and promote positive outcomes for society – YOU are our future!
Over 250,000 students globally
have participated in the last decade!
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How FPS Works
The first step is to determine which component you are interested in – Global Issues, Community Problem Solving, Scenario Performance, or Scenario Writing. Your FPS coach will register you and receive materials. Coaches can be a parent, another experienced FPSer/mentor, or a teacher. Materials are provided to enhance learning of the process and provide support and feedback. Virtual support is available through videos and instructional e-learning experiences. Everyone starts with practice topics and preliminary project deadlines to support learning through feedback/assessment. After the practice topics, competitive topics are offered for regional/state or national finals which can qualify you for the International Conference. At the International Conference you will get a chance to compete and collaborate with over 2,000 other problem solvers from all over the globe!
"Future Problem Solving taught me to think critically about the world, work with a group of people to produce one cohesive work , and gave me the ability to solve everyday problems in an academic way. I use these skills everyday as a college student and will continue to use them in my professional career. My favorite memories are practicing after school with my teammates and having pure fun in the FPS Process together."
- Alexandria Roy, FPS Alumna