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Author Archive | Lisa Hertzberg

LifeSmarts competitions in full swing

At the heart of LifeSmarts is competition. It’s what makes learning so rewarding, and what keeps LifeSmarts coaches and students coming back year after year. November provides a good reminder about all of the ways to compete with LifeSmarts. State competitions kick-off this month with Missouri’s Varsity and JV competitions right after Thanksgiving. (All other […]

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LifeSmarts enlists high school students as OTC medicine safety mentors

We are excited to launch a new community service project today: the LifeSmarts OTC Medicine Safety Mentoring Project, which provides materials and curriculum that are bolstered by educational resources produced by Scholastic. Studies have found that children as young as 10 and 11 begin self-administering OTC medicines. Our new outreach effort equips high school students with […]

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LifeSmarts launches its 24th year

Welcome back! We’re so glad you’re joining us for the 24th season of LifeSmarts. The long-standing goal of LifeSmarts is to create consumer savvy young people who will be better equipped for adult life in today’s complex, global marketplace. The program helps turn young people into informed citizens, 21st century workers, and smarter consumers. With a […]

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LifeSmarts edition of Financial Football: a great new practice tool

We are kicking off the new LifeSmarts edition of Visa’s Financial Football! Our friends at Visa developed this fun new practice tool for LifeSmarts classes and teams. State Champion teams at this year’s National LifeSmarts Championship got a sneak peek and had a lot of fun playing the game with Visa’s Hugh Norton calling the […]

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LifeSmarts 2017: Another Incredible Season

Guest blog by Sally Greenberg, NCL’s Executive Director April 23– Here we are in the Pittsburgh Westin — the sun is shining, and the NCL’s LifeSmarts program is in full swing. I just came from an uproarious session – complete with 6 types of locally produced popcorn – with Visa’s Hugh Norton leading a Financial […]

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I am inspired!

I am inspired! I returned home from the 2017 National LifeSmarts Championship tired and a little worse for wear, but very inspired by the teams who competed in Pittsburgh this week. I am inspired by: LifeSmarts spirit – we kicked off our event with a rousing roll call, and the excitement continued through team activities, […]

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50 days and counting!

In 50 short days we will host state champion LifeSmarts teams in Pittsburgh for the 2017 National LifeSmarts Championship. During nationals teams compete at least eight times, engage in academically rigorous competition, and are recognized for high achievement. Students work hard, demonstrate a great breadth of knowledge, and have a lot of fun. Most importantly, […]

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Congratulations to Minnesota LifeSmarts champs Willow River HS

I was privileged to attend the Minnesota state LifeSmarts competition this past weekend. The competition was intense, the students prepared, and the event well-run. Congratulations to the new Minnesota LifeSmarts state champs – Willow River High School! A K-12 school of 400 students, Willow River has a rich history with LifeSmarts and has represented the […]

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LifeSmarts Adventure: Episode Two open now

Check out the next episode of LifeSmarts Adventure, the new LifeSmarts app. You’ll wind your way through the neighborhood, running errands and answering LifeSmarts questions at stops such as the bank, grocery store, gas station and more. Track your progress and see how your knowledge stacks up against students, alumni, coaches, and LifeSmarts friends across […]

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