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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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Think You Can’t Catch Me: A Case for Flu Vaccine

We’re in the midst of autumn, and for most parts of the country cooler weather equals copper colored leaves and the unwanted ushering in of flu season. Every year, we hear about the importance of flu vaccinations which promise protection for the duration of the season. But do you know why you need a flu […]

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New LifeSmarts app launches

LifeSmarts is mobile! Today LifeSmarts is launching an exciting new learning tool for students and coaches, “LifeSmarts Adventure,” its first-ever mobile app. We are very excited about this extension to the LifeSmarts program. Visit LifeSmartsAdventure.org to get started. The first LifeSmarts Adventure is a virtual, cross-country road trip touring five U.S. national parks. The second […]

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November is a great time to join LifeSmarts

Things are in full swing here at LifeSmarts, but there is plenty of time to get your team in on the action and take advantage of all that LifeSmarts offers. Want to compete? Start practicing online to prepare for competition. Looking for scholarship money? Become a Safety Smart Ambassador. Belong to a student leadership organization? […]

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FBLA Fall Challenge Open Now

Thanks to the special partnership we share with FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), LifeSmarts offers a special competition for FBLA chapters nationwide. Now in its fourth year, the FBLA LifeSmarts Competitive Event begins online at LifeSmarts.org. During the online Fall Challenge teams of two students work together answering questions about personal finance and consumer topics. […]

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Scholarship Opportunities

LifeSmarts offers many opportunities to students and educators. As our participants can attest, we meet our core mission to provide a comprehensive consumer education program that is free to middle school and high school students and educators by providing classroom materials, practice tools, the LifeSmarts.org Web site, special partnerships, and online, state, and national competitions. […]

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LifeSmarts Kicks off 23rd Year of Consumer Education and Competition

Welcome back! We are excited to begin the 23rd year of LifeSmarts! LifeSmarts, a program of the National Consumers League (NCL), is a free national scholarship competition and educational program for middle school and high school students. LifeSmarts tests knowledge of real-life consumer issues and aims to create a future generation of consumer-savvy adults. LifeSmarts […]

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FBLA LifeSmarts Competitive Event a Success

Earlier this month, the LifeSmarts team met the top 20 FBLA LifeSmarts teams at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference (NLC) held in Atlanta. The teams, representing 17 states, had punched their ticket to the NLC by winning spots in the fall and spring online LifeSmarts Challenges. The teams convened in […]

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We couldn’t have said it better

At LifeSmarts we believe in the power of consumer literacy for young people. We believe that learning “real life” lessons in high school creates successful young adults. And we love to hear what resonates for our participants. Last month we announced our first-ever LifeSmarts essay contest. We asked students to tell us what LifeSmarts has […]

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