Flagler FPS Fundraising (Flamingo Flocking/Shirts)
Students from six different Flagler County schools (Flagler Palm Coast High School, Bunnell Elementary, Rymfire Elementary, Old Kings Elementary, Buddy Taylor Middle & Indian Trails Middle) compete every year at the Florida Future Problem Solving State-wide Affiliate competition. From this competition, a few select teams and individual competitors are invited to participate at the International competition in June. This year, the FPSPI International Competition is located on the campus of University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Our goal for this GoFundMe funding request is to get as many of our eligible students to the International Competition this summer. School district policy does not allow for student and coach expenses for international competitions to come out of the district’s general fund, so fundraising is a critical issue for the FPS students, families and coaches.
The more funds this group can raise, the less it will cost each student out of their family’s pocket. There are two fundraising initiatives currently underway: Flamingo Flocking and Competition T-Shirts.
We started the Flamingo Flocking fundraiser as the most visible way to raise funds for the international competition.
Additionally, we print a limited number of Competition T-shirts for sale for students and parents to wear at the state and international competitions. FPS of Flagler County is accepting donations as follows:
$11 for a 2019 State Competition/International Competition T-Shirt
$40 for a large flamingo flock (24 birds)
$20 for Anti-flocking insurance (make sure you don’t get flocked)
$100 Community Partner Level Sponsor donation (with your name on next year's competition T-shirt)
$500 Corporate Level Sponsor donation (name on competition t-shirt; repetitive recognition throughout the year on social media (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram) and front page graphic on FlaglerFPS.com website)
$2,000 Platinum Level Sponsor donation (name on competition t-shirt; repetitive recognition throughout the year on social media (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram); front page graphic on FlaglerFPS.com website and video advertisement at Movies in the Park)
T-Shirt Orders: Go to http://www.flaglerfps.com/fps-store-shirts-about-fps/ and complete the t-shirt order. Submit and place your donation on this GoFundMe site.
Flocking Orders: Go to http://www.flaglerfps.com/flamingo-flocking/ to fill out the flocking order form, and then place your donation on this GoFundMe site.
Thank you again for visiting, and please consider a donation or sponsorship. Our school district leaders and community are very proud of our students and coaches and their accomplishments. We want to give them an opportunity to compete against the very best competition from around the world this summer!
What is FPS?
Future Problem Solving is an educational program that focuses on solving global and local community issues. It stimulates critical and creative thinking skills and encourages students to develop a vision for the future. The FPS Program features competitive as well as non-competitive activities in creative problem solving. Future Problem Solving Program International involves over 250,000 students annually from over 40 affiliates in the United States and 12 other countries.
Participants develop skills of teamwork, communication, research, critical and creative thinking, analysis, synthesis and evaluation. They learn to apply these skills to situations that are futuristic, but oriented to real life. The competitive aspects of FPS are fun and the students learn a problem solving process that can be used for the rest of their lives. This is the reason that teachers, parents and students fall in love with the program and continue to stay involved with it for many years.
Flagler FPS is active on Social Media. Like our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FPSPofFlaglerCounty/ and follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/FlaglerFPS