"I was impressed by the young people's knowledge of consumer, health, high tech and financial management issues. I think all of the young people who competed over the weekend made their states proud and will be savvy consumers who have the knowledge to avoid consumer pitfalls many people face." - Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson
"In today's tough economic times, LifeSmarts provides teens with the kind of valuable knowledge that they will use throughout their lives." - Florida Coach
"I feel that every school in the country should be participating in LifeSmarts because theres is so much to learn and the kids seem to really enjoy it." - South Carolina Coach
"I always tell my students that I will never make them learn anything that isn't useful to them. LifeSmarts is the ultimate in a practival, fun way to engage students in learning that they already have an interest in." - Washington Coach
"LifeSmarts gives teens real power for their future." - Florida Coach
"LifeSmarts gives students a place to learn, grow as people, and shine in the kind of activities they enjoy." - Washington Coach
"A day to remember for all students. This was the first time some of my students have traveled more than 50 miles! Students are helping parents with money mangement, recycling and technology just to name a few!" - California Coach
"I think that LifeSmarts is a great experience. All high school students should at least give it a try! You learn a lot of information that can help you in every-day life and you can inform others of what you learn. It's just an overall great competition." - LeAndra R.
"LifeSmarts is a great program that uses fun and appropriate methods to teach. Knowledge is a great resource, and LifeSmarts delivers" - Kelsey F.
"LifeSmarts has been a great experience that has taught me about topics in health, finance, environment and more." - Felix M.
"It was fun, informaive, and I learned a ton! This was my first year to complete, and I can't wait to participate next year." - Josh F.
"I enjoyed how fun and easy the LifeSmarts experience was for me. It was a good interactive way to promote life lessons that people may not know beforehand." - Alyssa J.
"Wow. LifeSmarts is simply an amazing experience. I've never competed in anything before, so when my team won [the] State [competition] it was like some sort of crazy mirace. It took me several days to realize we'd be moving on to Nationals [competition], and even then I couldn't believe it. This experience has been great. I've learned a lot and feel like a 'savvy consumer' to say the least. And when my friends and I start joking about the FDIC and estate planning around other kids, we get some odd states but quite a few people find our talk of a fun way to learn about these important life skills to be very interesting." Steffi M.