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Recapping the 2016 FCCLA Knowledge Bowl Qualifiers

We had a great time last month traveling with FCCLA at their fall Cluster Meetings! 34 teams from 24 states met in Denver and Orlando to earn the 12 automatic qualifier spots to the national finals next summer in Nashville. Players had to face a wide assortment of challenging questions in both consumer literacy and […]

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LifeSmarts On The Road: Reaching out to Extension agents

The past few weeks, I’ve been on the road working exhibit halls with Extension agents across the country: first with Family and Consumer Science agents at the NEAFCS conference in Big Sky, Montana, and then with nearly 1500 4-H agents at the NAE4-HA conference in New Orleans. This was the first time I had been […]

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Recapping the First Year of the FCCLA/LifeSmarts Consumer Knowledge Bowl

Last fall, LifeSmarts started a partnership with the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America and launched the FCCLA/LifeSmarts Consumer Knowledge Bowl. Starting with an online qualification session last fall, chapters from across the country tested their smarts in a variety of events. Questions incorporated family and consumer science curriculum into the traditional LifeSmarts format, […]

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LifeSmarts Essay Contest Winners

Last month, we asked you to share your LifeSmarts story and how you “learn it. live it.” every day, in our first ever LifeSmarts Essay Contest. And what you wrote was genuinely touching. Here are a few quotes from our three winners: We also awarded an honorable mention to Ethan E. from Virginia and Austin […]

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Denver Digest: April 5, 2016

Dear Coaches and Team members, We are so excited to see you in Denver later this week! This Denver Digest contains final reminders. Know Before You Go This logistical memo will help answer any last minute questions. Twitter Contest Your team is probably already tweeting, or will begin when they arrive at the airport! We […]

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Denver Digest: March 22, 2016

Dear Coaches and Team members, We are so excited to see you in Denver next month, competing for the National LifeSmarts Championship! Each week we will share special updates with you through this Denver Digest. Our hope is that this will help you prepare for Nationals by providing timely reminders and updates. Coach Call Tuesday […]

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Denver Digest: March 15, 2016

Dear Coaches and Team members, We are so excited to see you in Denver next month, competing for the National LifeSmarts Championship! Each week we will share special updates with you through this Denver Digest. Our hope is that this will help you prepare for Nationals by providing timely reminders and updates. ¬†Safety Smart Ambassadors […]

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Denver Digest: March 8, 2016

Dear Coaches and Team members, We are so excited to see you in Denver next month, competing for the National LifeSmarts Championship! Each week we will share special updates with you through this Denver Digest. Our hope is that this will help you prepare for Nationals by providing timely reminders and updates. Safety Smart Scholarships […]

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Snapshots from the 2016 Louisiana tournament

It was a beautiful day in Baton Rouge for the 2016 Louisiana LifeSmarts State Tournament. Students from Acadiana High School in Lafayette and Live Oak High School in Watson faced off over some very challenging questions ranging from telephone scams to credit reports. This year marked the first time “Speed Dating the Experts” was part […]

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Denver Digest: March 2, 2016

Focus: Safety Smart Scholarships and Travel Stipends; Video Competition Topics Dear Coaches and Team members, We are so excited to see you in Denver next month, competing for the National LifeSmarts Championship! Each week we will share special updates with you through this Denver Digest format. Our hope is that this will help you prepare […]

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