Family and Consumer Science Class
20 weeks of FACS
The mission of Family and Consumer Sciences Education is to prepare students for family life, work life, and careers in Family and Consumer Sciences by providing opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors needed for:
> Strengthening the well-being of individuals and families across the life span.
> Becoming responsible citizens and leaders in family, community, and work settings.
> Promoting optimal nutrition and wellness across the life span.
> Managing resources to meet the material needs of individuals and families.
> Balancing personal, home, family, and work lives.
> Using critical and creative thinking skills to address problems in diverse family, community, and work environments.
> Developing successful life management skills.
> Functioning effectively as providers and consumers of goods and services.
> Appreciating human worth and accepting responsibility for one's actions and success in family and work life.
The vision and mission statements have been widely publicized and utilized since that time, and have made significant impact on the directions taken by Family and Consumer Sciences curriculum and program development at the national, state, and local levels.