ERIC Number: ED211724
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Feb-24
Reference Count: N/A
Future Homemakers of America Planning Paper for Consumer and Homemaking Education.
Founded in 1945 as a non-profit national organization for home economics students in secondary schools, Future Homemakers of America (FHA) provides a framework for youth-planned and -directed activities to enrich the home economics curriculum. It emphasizes cooperation as a means of helping youth grow as individuals and contributing family and society members. Whether operating within the classroom or as a separate entity, FHA chapters conduct activities related to class skills and knowledge. Youth participate at the National Board of Directors and represent the organization at state and national meetings. FHA concerns in leadership development and personal growth are preparation for the student's future dual role of homemaker/wage earner and development of values and relationship skills. Chapter involvement has resulted in individual growth programs, cooperative chapter projects, hands-on experiences, and teen-operated businesses. One member's personal concern with teenage pregnancies developed into the National Peer Education Project. In addition to being active collaboratively within the National Coordinating Council for Vocational Student Organizations structure, FHA has joined with 11 other national groups to form the National Collaboration for Youth. Legislative needs of FHA are recognition by name in the legislation and making vocational education monies available for youth travel. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Future Homemakers of America, Washington, DC.