LifeSmarts OTC Medicine Safety Mentoring Project

The LifeSmarts OTC Medicine Safety Mentoring Project

LifeSmarts participants have an exciting community service opportunity: to become over-the-counter (OTC) medicine safety mentors. Students attending the 2023 National LifeSmarts Championship will have the opportunity to use their outreach efforts to qualify for team travel stipends and scholarships. Check back to learn more!

Click these links to get started:

OTC Medicine Safety Project Overview PowerPoint

OTC Drug Facts Label PowerPoint

LifeSmarts U Medicine 101 Lesson

OTC Medicine Safety for the High School Classroom

OTC Medicine Safety for the Middle School Classroom (including the mentoring lessons)

OTC Medicine Safety for the Community

The OTC Medicine Safety Mentoring Project is designed with LifeSmarts students in mind, and based on educational materials produced by Scholastic and the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

The project promotes safe medicine storage, safe use of OTC medicine, and understanding the Drug Facts label. High school students demonstrate leadership by teaching 5th and 6th graders about medicine safety. The lesson is easy to adapt to classroom, club, and community settings.

LifeSmarts thanks Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. for sponsoring this project.

Use this project with your group, to give back, and to fulfill community service requirements. More information about scholarships and travel stipend opportunities for teams competing in the National LifeSmarts Championship is available in the Coach Memo shared with coaches of those respective teams.