The Say Yes to FCS Campaign is a national outreach designed to bring attention to Family and Consumer Science (FCS) Education as a valuable and viable career path. Below you will find links to outreach efforts from FCS Education college programs to the new FCCLA STAR event More resources and information about the Say Yes to FSC campaign can be found from AAFCS.
Visit this map to find a college/university that offers FCS degree programs. This map was developed by Amanda Holland, Graduate Research Assistant, Family and Consumer Sciences Education Doctoral Program, Texas Tech University.
SAY Yes to FCS State Action Teams
The National Partnership to recruit, prepare, and support Family and Consumer Sciences Educators has been awarded a USDA Grant and matching funds from SUNY Oneonta, FCCLA, and AAFCS for a total of $936,572. In addition, 14 FCS professional organizations and partners have agreed to work together to meet the goals of the grant.
The main objectives of this project are to create resources to support FCS educator recruitment, prepare future FCS educators, to promote FCS careers, and to share preparation resources on a national level.
This work will need a focused group of leaders in every state to secure success. We would like to invite you to join your State Action Team to help us move the Say Yes to FCS effort forward. State Action Teams will work to create state plans for recruiting FCS educators and supporting FCS programs.
CLICK HERE TO JOIN A STATE ACTION TEAM
The National Partnership to recruit, prepare, and support Family and Consumer Sciences Educators has also put together this Say Yes to FCS Toolkit that provides information about the recruitment initiative, branding, sample lesson plans, social media tools and more.
View the FCS teaching job availability trends here.
Locate an FCS teaching opportunity in your area by visiting this page.
Career Exploration Through FCCLA
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NEW! Say Yes to FCS Education STAR Event!
Are you interested in exploring becoming a FCS educator? Check out the Say Yes to FCS Education STAR Event - an individual event that recognizes participants who demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to explore and experience the career of being a Family and Consumer Sciences educator. Participants must prepare a portfolio, conduct classroom observations, plan and execute a lesson, develop an FCCLA integration plan, and deliver an oral presentation.
Available FCS Scholarships
FCS Education Scholarship - NATFACS -The National Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences Applicant must be a full-time student who is majoring in a Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Education certification program. The applicant must have completed the freshman year of college. The amount of the scholarship will be $500.00 for one academic year.
At the 2018 National Leadership Conference, FCCLA members said Yes to FCS and were honored at a special signing ceremony.