PSA Contest 2024: Why FCS?
Family and consumer sciences (FCS) programs are found across the U.S. in middle school, secondary and post-secondary education, and within the Cooperative Extension system. These FCS programs provide access and education to youth and adults in topics like personal development, career preparation skills, nutrition and wellness, healthy food preparation, child and family development, environmental design, consumer decision making, and personal finance. Promoting the value and visibility of these programs is critical to their continued success! Additionally, programs across the country have identified a shortage of qualified educators to lead these programs.
To promote the value of Family and Consumer Sciences programs and to address the critical need for FCS educators, the National Partnership to Recruit, Prepare, and Support FCS Educators, facilitated by the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Association (FCSEA), is proud to host a Public Service Announcement (PSA) and Digital Poster contest.
The purpose of the contest is to create an original video or digital poster to deliver information about the value and impact of family and consumer sciences education for individuals, schools and/or communities. The contest is open to FCS students (middle, secondary, post-secondary or graduate level) and FCS professionals.