Say Yes to FCS

Say Yes to FCS is a national outreach campaign designed to bring attention to Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) education as a valuable and viable career path.

Top 5 Reasons to Become a Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Educator

  1. You want to make a difference in people’s lives.
  2. You enjoy helping others develop skills to be successful at home and work.
  3. You like flexibility and variety in your work.
  4. You are patient, nurturing, creative, organized, and self-motivated.
  5. There is a shortage of FCS educators, which means jobs are available nationwide!

Save FCS Toolkit

While some FCS programs are experiencing great new investment and growth, other FCS programs are at risk of being reduced or cut from school budgets and curriculum. This directly impacts the development of students, the livelihood of educators, and the contributions they all make to individuals, families and communities.

Decisions about program cuts can and have been reversed. Educators and advocates can influence decisions with the right tools.

This “Save FCS” Toolkit empowers educators and advocates with convincing messages and data. You can initiate proactive communication to ward off some of those uncomfortable conversations. You’ll also be armed and ready to suggest a number of program-saving options, including informing the school board about different funding sources, ways to structure the programs, etc.

Promoting FCS Education!

If life is a lab, who are the instructors? We are!

The National Partnership for Recruiting, Preparing, and Supporting FCS Educators wants to make it easier than ever to share the mission of Family and Consumer Sciences education. We have worked extensively to build a comprehensive marketing playbook filled with all the tools you need to succeed. Instead of starting from scratch, every time, you can refer to our templates for social media posts, recruitment messaging, internal brand standards, and much more. Additionally, we have developed 3 pieces of media; a 30-second video, a 3-min video, and a 30-second PSA, all designed to showcase Family and Consumer Sciences Education!

Review the tip sheets to identify ways to share these incredible new promotional resources with your community and state. We encourage you to update your websites and share the program information on social media. Check out the Tip Sheets for more great ideas.

Tips for Promoting FCS Education Videos

Tips for Promoting FCS Education Audio PSA

The key to our success is embedded within our new core messages. The playbook will show you how to embrace these messaging guidelines and let them do the work for you. As we come together in a unified front, it will strengthen our service to the FCS profession through collaboration on messaging.  Take advantage of these new resources and let’s motivate everyone to say “yes” to FCS. Find more information here, or click the links below to access the resources!


If Life is a Lab - FCS Educators are the Instructors 30 Second 

 If Life is a Lab - FCS Educators are the Instructors 30 Second Audio


If Life is a Lab - FCS Educators are the Instructors 3 Minute 

 FCS Education Marketing Playbook

Say Yes to FCS

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.


Members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.