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Author Archive | Lisa Hertzberg

LifeSmarts heats up in January

Happy New Year from the LifeSmarts team! January is when we lace up our running shoes and sprint to April and the National LifeSmarts Championship! So much happens in the next few months – here is a sneak peek of  competition highlights and deadlines. January 1-31, 2018: Take the TeamSmarts quiz, focused this month on […]

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An Abundance of Good to Celebrate

December is such a busy time of year – with various holidays approaching, traditions to celebrate, gatherings near and far, and year-end events to plan. With this hectic fever infecting us, it sometimes helps to simply stop and breathe. As we stop and reflect, there is so much to be thankful for, and to celebrate, […]

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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 over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. Our new outreach effort equips high school students […]

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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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