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Wellness Wednesday:  Extension Grant Seeks to Expand Virtual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance AAFCS is excited to introduce one of our 2018 award recipients this week,   Joan Koonce, CPFFE, Professor & Financial Planning Specialist , University of Georgia (UGA) Extension, whose background and professional interests align directly with our   FCS fit   Year Two theme, Financial & Resource Well-being . Leading a team of 19, Joan is the project leader for,   Improving Household Finances of Rural Households through Virtual Volunteer   Income Tax Assistance (VITA) , chosen to receive the   Excellence in Extension Grant of $5,000   from ...
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Alexandria, Va. – May 8, 2018 – On Teacher Appreciation Day, the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) is officially announcing its AAFCS Teacher of the Award winners, including Camelle Kinney, department chair and family and consumer sciences (FCS) educator, North Star High School, Lincoln, Nebraska, who will be receiving the AAFCS 2018 Teacher of the Year Merit Finalist award. “I am so proud to be an FCS teacher at North Star High School,” said Kinney. “I get the chance to work with some amazing students who make teaching fun, interesting, and a learning experience for all.” Sponsored by Goodheart-Willcox Publisher , the Teacher ...
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Alexandria, Va. – May 8, 2018 – On Teacher Appreciation Day, the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) is officially announcing its AAFCS Teacher of the Award winners, including Karen Roberts, family and consumer sciences (FCS) educator, Woodrow Wilson High School, Portsmouth, Virginia, who will be receiving the AAFCS 2018 Teacher of the Year Merit Finalist award.   “Being an FCS teacher is such a rewarding experience because I am helping students prepare for one of the most important roles that they will have as individual – being a contributing member of society who serves their community with dignity, integrity, respect, and love ...
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Alexandria, Va. – May 8, 2018  – On Teacher Appreciation Day, the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) is officially announcing its AAFCS Teacher of the Award winners, including Jenny Watson, CFCS, family and consumer sciences (FCS) educator, Southeast Middle School, Kernersville, North Carolina, who will be receiving the AAFCS 2018 National Teacher of the Year award.   “I am very passionate about my work in family and consumer sciences and encourage others to acquire the skills and knowledge related to becoming a better individual,” said Watson. “If a student can learn to be respectful and kind, the rest will come.” Sponsored ...
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Today is officially designated   Financial Health Matters Day . As we like to share content from our members whenever possible on   Wellness Wednesday , today the stars really aligned! Lorna Saboe-Wounded Head , CPFFE, CFCS , Family Resource Management Field Specialist at   South Dakota State University   (and the leader of the AAFCS Community of Family Economics and Resource Management (FERM)), penned this post which will undoubtedly resonate with many of you. We've only excerpted from it below, so encourage you to read the full post on her blog. You can also connect with her in person at   AAFCS AC2018  in June! From  The Financially Independent ...
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Jenny Watson, CFCS, AAFCS 2018 National Teacher of the Year (middle), receives a congratulatory poster from Angela LeMay, NC FACS Education Consultant (far left) and Janet Johnson, NC FCCLA State Advisor (far right). Alexandria, Va. – April 24, 2018 – Earlier this month during the North Carolina Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Leadership Conference, American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) President Jacqueline Holland, CFCS-HDFS, announced via video that Jenny Watson, CFCS, family and consumer sciences (FCS) educator, Southeast Middle School, Kernersville, North Carolina, will be receiving the AAFCS 2018 ...
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Alexandria, Va. – April 23, 2018 – Cynthia (Cindy) Miller, PhD, GCDF, CFCS, CPFFE, assistant professor for career and technical education (CTE) in the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences and Agriculture, College of Education and Technology, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, New Mexico, will be sworn in as president of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) at the AAFCS 109th Annual Conference & Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, during the Capstone Luncheon.  “As president of AAFCS, I will work collaboratively with all stakeholders to ensure our membership experiences the value and relevance of everything we do to ...
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Wellness Wednesday:  Personal Finance Education With April designated as Financial Literacy Month, there has been ample news coverage on personal finance education.   How does your state stack up? The latest   Survey of States   from the   Council of Economic Education   showed that just  17 states require students to take a high school course in personal finance (in green on the map below), a number which has remained flat since 2014.  The survey also provides data on economic education, and offer insights from those in business and government ...
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Welcome back to our Atlanta blog! We pick up about eight hours after we left off in Part 1 : Thursday began with a stop at the hotel’s Starbucks—a bit crowded, but just what I needed for a quick bite. Because I wanted to take advantage of the city’s great public transportation system, I did not rent a car for my visit, so to visit the educational excursions that were a bit further away I hopped in a Lyft, one of the ride-sharing companies available in the city. Most attractions would be reachable via the bus system, but with limited time, I wanted to make sure I was able to see everything! The first stop on my itinerary was the Atlanta History Center . ...
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By Sandy Spavone, FCCLA Executive Director FCCLA's National Leadership Conference will take place June 28-July 2, 2018 in Atlanta, GA. This summer, FCCLA members from across the country will gather in Atlanta to network with fellow members, attend FCCLA program workshops and leadership sessions, and take part in Competitive Events. Attendees of the AAFCS Annual Conference & Expo and the Alliance for Family and Consumer Sciences are invited to join us on the opening day of FCCLA's 2018 National Leadership Conference. Take advantage of a complimentary one-day guest pass for Thursday, June 28th. By taking a stroll through our Exhibits Expo and College ...
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