Get Started with LifeSmarts

Get started with LifeSmarts

LifeSmarts is the nation’s premier consumer program, providing real-world education to students who learn about core consumer topics and develop critical thinking skills and leadership opportunities. LifeSmarts is a comprehensive consumer education program that is free to middle school and high school students and educators. Our goal? To create consumer savvy young people who will be better equipped for adult life in today’s complex, global marketplace.
On this page you’ll find quick links to get started!

Resources For Coaches
Resources For Students
Partner Competitions
  • Partnering with student leadership organizations strengthens LifeSmarts and complements these organizations’ projects, judging events, competitive events, and activities.
    • Learn more about our partnership with FBLA and the LifeSmarts FBLA Challenge 
    • Read about our partnership with 4-H, the 4-H Summer Challenge, and all the ways LifeSmarts and 4-H work together
    • Review requirements for the FCCLA/LifeSmarts Knowledge Bowl and how we partner with FCCLA
    • Learn about our partnership with BPA and the LifeSmarts BPA Personal Finance Challenge and the LifeSmarts BPA Technology & Workforce Preparation Challenge
    • Learn about our partnership with SkillsUSA and the LifeSmarts SkillsUSA Health & Safety Challenge
Community Service and Scholarship Opportunities
  • OTC Medicine Safety Mentoring: The project promotes safe medicine storage, safe use of OTC medicine, and understanding the Drug Facts label. High school students demonstrate leadership by teaching younger students about medicine safety. The lesson is easy to adapt to classroom, club, and community settings.
  • Sarah Weinberg scholarship: Coaches, nominate an outstanding High School senior who makes a difference in your community. Deadline: March 15 annually.
  • Learn about other awards and scholarships you can earn in LifeSmarts!