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For more information, please contact Florida's State LifeSmarts Co-coordinator Vanessa Spero via email at vspero@ufl.edu or
Gwen Worlds via email at gwendolyn.worlds@freshfromflorida.com.

Welcome to LifeSmarts! Here you’ll learn about consumer issues that impact your everyday life – everything from managing your finances, making smart consumer choices, understanding technology, staying healthy, and helping the environment – all with the goal of putting you in charge.

Please note that while UF/IFAS 4-H Youth Development is a co-coordinator of this competition, teams do not have to be 4-H clubs in order to participate. All public and private school teams, 4-H clubs, other organizations, etc. sign up through this site. UF/IFAS Extension has many resources and teams may find that contacting their local Extension Office will assist in educational opportunities to prepare youth for this competition, which we encourage. Schools and sites may also hear about LifeSmarts through their local Extension offices as 4-H begins to utilize the program more over the coming years. The only exception to this statement is if the winning State team is not currently registered with Florida 4-H, they may be asked to do so to secure scholarship funding.

Coaches are invited to register and create teams of students in grades 9-12. Students may register now and compete online through January 17, 2020. The State competition points will not begin until October 1, 2019. We hope that you’ll check out the resources you find here, test your knowledge with practice quizzes, use TeamSmarts and LifeSmarts U, and compete online. Contact LifeSmarts staff with any questions.

The 2020 Florida LifeSmarts finals will be held at the UF/IFAS Extension Service Orange County Office on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The national competition will be held April 25-28, 2020 in Washington DC. The winning team will receive a scholarship from the University of Florida/ IFAS Extension 4-H Youth Development program to cover expenses. To learn more about LifeSmarts, visit the LifeSmarts National Website.

Midddle school students may also compete online now through January 17, 2020. Top-scoring teams will be recognized online and receive a prize.

If you have any questions or comments about the program, please feel free to contact one of Florida's state coordinators listed below.

Florida State Coordinators
Vanessa Spero
University of Florida/IFAS Extension 4-H
Telephone: 321-345-0260
Email: vspero@ufl.edu

Gwen Worlds
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Telephone: 850-410-3702 or 800-435-7352
Email: gwen.worlds@freshfromflorida.com

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  • Vanessa Spero and Gwen Worlds
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