Invitation to Join 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.

We need YOU! 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.

Please join your state’s State Action Team by completing the form found in the link below to help us gauge your interest.  We will then reach out to you to connect you to the other interested individuals in your state and ask your state team to select a leader (or two) and we will provide you with more information.

Link to Survey:

If you have any questions please contact or

State Action Teams Description:

State Action Teams will be made up of Family and Consumer Sciences individuals, stake holders, and advocates. Each state will have at least one person serving in a leadership role as the project chair for their state. State Action Teams will work to create state plans for recruiting FCS Educators and supporting FCS programs.

National Action Team Meeting Description:

Members of State Action Teams, FCS students, and interested parties are encouraged to attend National Action Team meetings and events taking place though-out the United States at National FCS/FCCLA events. These meetings will be a valuable opportunity for State Action Teams to report on their successes, identify new interests, and gain ideas and motivation.

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