New and exciting things are happening with the New Jersey Future Educators Association (NJFEA)! Our mission is to become our nation’s leading state network that encourages and inspires today’s middle and high school students who are exploring or planning to become future teachers.
Beginning on July 1st, the NJFEA became an independent organization that continues to be funded by the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA). The NJFEA will remain in association with Educators Rising (formerly, FEA), our new national network for future teachers. There will no longer be a $125 start-up fee for new NJFEA chapters, and no charge for NJFEA members who join Educators Rising.
The NJFEA annual membership is $10 per person. Members will receive priority registration at our statewide regional conferences and workshops, leadership programs and service projects, our bi-monthly newsletter, "The Smartboard," chapter incentive grants and scholarships, urban-suburban student exchanges, and our updated 2015-16 NJFEA Advisers Handbook – Starting and Leading a Local NJFEA Chapter (coming soon!), and much more.
Because NJFEA is now an independent organization, all past and future chapters need to register for membership. NJFEA membership and registration information can be accessed online at: https://www.thinkregistration.com/feaaff/nj/. For details, also see our new membership flyer.
We are also pleased to invite all new and current NJFEA chapter advisers and Tomorrow's Teachers instructors to a Special Meeting at The College of New Jersey on Saturday, October 3rd. This meeting will be held in Room 115 in our School of Education from 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. This meeting will be highly collaborative and interactive where we will share ideas and programs that best serve the career interests of future teachers. Our new 2015-16 NJFEA student officers will be invited to attend. There is no charge for attending this special meeting and a complimentary lunch will be served. For details and registration information, see the flyer. Travel directions and parking information will be sent to participants following their registration.
Together, we will make the NJFEA a national model for developing and supporting young people who aspire to meet the challenges of a career in teaching. We look forward to this new school year and to working together with you.
Good wishes for a happy 2015-16 school year!