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Vision & Mission

The Kansas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences is recognized as "the comprehensive and integrative source of knowledge and the primary voice focusing on family, individual and community well-being."

As a state affiliate of the AAFCS, the Kansas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences mission is to effect the optimum well-being of families and individuals by: empowering members to act on continuing and emerging concerns; focusing the expertise of members on critical issues; and assuming leadership among organizations with mutual purposes.

Core Values

As a state affiliate of the AAFCS, the Kansas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences values:

  • families as the fundamental social unit;
  • research as a base for new and expanding knowledge;
  • innovation, creativity, and the application of research to solve problems of individuals and families
  • holistic, interdisciplinary, integrative, and preventive perspectives in addressing the issues of individuals and families as consumers;
  • diverse choices members make to practice the profession;
  • diversity, equality, and human rights;
  • both global and community perspectives when addressing issues of individuals and families as consumers;
  • reciprocal relationships between people and their environment which affect the quality of life;
  • the forging of partnerships and collaborations with others who share mutual values and purposes;
  • lifelong learning;
  • a healthy global environment which positively impacts the human condition; and
  • the profession as a force in shaping public policy.
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