• * To provide opportunities for personal development and preparation for adult life.

    • * To strengthen the function of the family as the basic unit of society.

    • * To encourage democracy through cooperative action in the home and community.

    • * To encourage individual and group involvement in helping achieve global cooperation and harmony.

    • * To promote greater understanding between youth and adults.

    • * To provide opportunities for making decision and for assuming responsibilities.

    • * To provide for the multiple roles of men and women in today's society.

    • * To promote family and consumer sciences, family and consumer sciences careers and related occupations.