About us

Our Mission

To teach a process for identifying and resolving problems in a practical, informed, and and timely manner with respect to our situation today and our world tomorrow.

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Global Issues

Community Projects
Creative Writing
Visual Arts

Classroom Curriculum

what is fps minnesota?

Future Problem Solving (FPS) Minnesota is a non-profit (501c3) educational organization who is passionate about teaching kids how to think, not what to think, via a six-step problem solving process using real-world problems. Students in grades K-12 learn tools to help them create their own positive futures. Both non-competitive and competitive opportunities inspire kids to become agents of change.

What is FPS?

Future Problem Solving is an international program first started by Dr. E. Paul Torrance in 1974. Through a structured six-step process, FPS teaches students how to think, not what to think. By participating in FPS, students embark on a journey to sharpen their critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills. Developing these skills helps students improve their academic achievement and achieve future goals.


Global Issues

Global Issues, where teams or individuals research a topic, analyze a futuristic scenario, and propose solutions to identified issues.

Community Projects

Community Projects, where teams or individuals identify a real-world problem in their community and implement a solution to address the issue.

And More!

Creative Writing, Storytelling, and Visual Arts programs are also available.

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2024-25 Topics

• Food Security

• Rising Sea Levels

• Agricultural Industry

• Nanotechnology

• International Conference topic to be announced march 2025

historical topics


Why our virtual camp

Summer FPS Camp? Why not?




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