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FCE Comes To Atchison County Fair

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The National Association for Family & Community Education provides education and leadership training for public policy action on family issues.

Atchison County has 2 active FCE Clubs: Farmerettes and Terry 

Family Community Education

The Kansas Association for Family and Community Education has evolved from a group of ladies meeting in 1914, in Leavenworth County, Kansas (Glenwood Club) who were requesting help in food preservation from a national extension leader. The name has changed through the years, Community Club, Farm Bureau Unit, Home Demonstration Units (HDU), Extension Homemakers Units (EHU) and in 1992 the name was changed to the Kansas Association for Family and Consumer Education (KAFCE). The members of KAFCE are also members of the National Association of Family and Community Education (NAFCE).

FCE members attend leader lesson training  during  the  year  and  then  share  their  knowledge  with  family, friends  and the  community.  All  FCE  educational  programs held in partnership with  Atchison  County  Extension  welcome  members of  the  community to participate  in  life  long  learning related well-being,  strong families  and  communities.   Atchison  County  Extension partners  with  more  than  50  community  partners  annually.   FCE members  have  a  goal  of  supporting  Atchison  County  families.   To  create  awareness to  prevent  shaken  baby  syndrome, members  donate purple hats to  parents  of  each  newborn at  the  local hospital.   Atchison County  FCE members support outreach programs  for  foster children  in  cooperation  with  the Kansas Department  of  Children and  Families.  Annually,  the  group provides  in-school  character  education  programs  to  fourth  grade  students.  Local FCE  members also work  with  the  Boys  and  Girls  Club,  local  food  banks,  Head Start  and  DoVes to support children  and  families  in  the  community.  

Any community member with a passion for supporting families is invited to participate in FCE sponsored outreach efforts and educational programs.

Check out the KAFCE web site:  kafce.org

 

Learn about FCE sponsored Barn Quilt Workshops Here !                    

FCE members volunteer their time, talents and leadership to teach barn quilt classes. Class fees pay for workshop supplies and in addition are used to support local educational programs to support families. FCE leaders are currently working with community leaders to develop a barn quilt trail to contribute to the historic tourist base of the local economy.

Did you realize that Atchison County currently ranks 97th out of 105 counties for family and well-being? FCE as an independent organization has a mission that closely aligns with that of the Atchison County Extension Council to provide local citizens with research based information to assist individuals, families and community leaders to make decisions that support healthy lifestyle choices, support strong families and build strong  communities. Atchison County FCE generously donates to support local Extension family and consumer science educational programs. In addition, FCE members often serve in a dual role as extension master volunteers in the community by providing educational program outreach to other community groups.