The Future Teachers of America (FTA) concept has been rolled into something called the Future Educators Association which is sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa.
There are twenty-seven Arkansas school chapters listed on the FEA website; twenty-six of the chapters are at high schools; the other two are at UALR and UA Fort Smith. Some of them may still call themselves FTAs.
Here is a link to the FEA website: http://www.futureeducators.org/index.htm
The NEA is listed as a Gold Apple Partner in the program because it contributes $50,000+ each year to the program.
There is no state affiliate of FEA in Arkansas at this time. We are discussing here at AEA about how we can most effectively provide assistance to members interested in forming FEA/FTA chapters. I know that the Tennessee Education Association continues to sponsor FTA chapters in Tennessee and I will send you some information about how their chapters work.
Here is some information from the FEA website on how to join:
FEA's annual membership fee is only $8.00 per person, plus state dues if applicable.
FEA has three membership categories:
Individuals in FEA Chapters—school-based groups that usually consist of 1-2 adult advisors/instructors and a group of students
Individual Students—for students who do not have an FEA chapter in their area
Individual Adults—for adults who are interested in FEA membership but are not associated with a group of students as the primary advisor/instructor
Join as a New Chapter
If you are a new chapter or reviving an FEA chapter that has been expired for more than two years, the cost of chartering the chapter is $8.00 per member, plus a one-time, start-up fee of $125.00. This one-time, start-up fee covers the cost of processing your application and your Charter Kit. (The Charter Kit includes information about all FEA program resources and events, a copy of Go Teach—the official FEA magazine, an advisor pin, a Lands' End voucher for FEA logo wear, and recruitment materials that can help you build your chapter membership.)