About Family & Consumer Sciences

The Family and Consumer Science program is an ever-evolving set of educational resources and programs that adapt to meet the current needs and demands of our Sullivan County communities. During these tough economic times, many people are in search of sound, researched ways to live more frugally. The Family and Consumer Science program is here to help county residents live more productive and fruitful lives regardless of their financial status. CCE community educators have provided countless programs over the past year to inform people of ways that they can get “back to basics”, save money, eat well, plan for the future, live lighter on earth and care for their families.

The Family and Consumer Science programs pride themselves on their ability to collaborate with other county agencies and organizations. Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County is unique in the state as one of the only associations to have Community Groups where women and men meet to teach one another new skills and concepts, undertake community projects, share mutual concerns, and enhance their knowledge. There are 6 clubs throughout the county.

The Family Consumer Science program offers consumer/financial education, entrepreneurial and economic development, caregiver resources, 4-H Youth Development, Eat Smart New York nutrition, parent education, and youth professional development.

Last updated March 24, 2020