Community Problem Solving (CmPS) students learn powerful lessons about creating change, about dealing with local authorities and organizations, and about making a positive impact. The top Community Problem Solving projects are invited to the FPSP International Conference in June.
-Students identify and research a real issue in their community
-Students apply the six-step problem solving process to develop an action plan to address the issue
-Students implement their action plan in the community
-Projects are scored competitively at the affiliate (state) level
-Students can work in teams of any number or as individuals
-One issue is tackled until completed in one or two years
Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI) provides the tools and strategies students need to face the challenges of today and the future. What better way to prepare students for their future than by teaching them to think systematically about problematic situations, to gather information to understand the situation, and to evaluate multiple solutions in order to best address the situation?
Three divisions are offered: Junior (grades 4-6), Middle (grades 7-9), and Senior (grades 10-12).