Louisiana

Welcome to another year of LifeSmarts where we say, "Learn it, Live it!". Coaches: Be sure to register to receive more information.
Our 2024 State Competition will be held March 6 in Baton Rouge!

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 emerging technology, preparing for the workforce, staying healthy and safe, and helping the environment – all with the goal of putting you in charge and making your future LifeSmart!
Coaches are invited to register and create teams, and students may register and compete online. Coaches have access to many free lesson plans and other educational resources to help make this a great classroom activity. Click on the Resources tab to view them.

New(er) to LifeSmarts? Be sure to download the Coach's Guide here: https://lifesmarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/2023-LifeSmarts-Coachs-Guide-1.pdf

Students, 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 the LifeSmarts staff with any questions.

VARSITY DETAILS (Grades 9-12): Varsity Teams are made up of students in grades 9-12. All students are eligible to compete in LifeSmarts Varsity competitions including those in our partner organizations (FBLA, FCCLA, 4-H, SkillsUSA, etc.). The State champion Varsity team earns the opportunity to compete in the National LifeSmarts Championship in San Diego, CA, April 18-21, 2024.

Teams study as much as possible then complete the final online competition quizzes between November 1, 2023 - Feb. 27, 2024. Qualifying teams will be invited to complete in the State LifeSmarts Championship on March 6 from 9 AM – 2 PM in the Clermont Room of the Livingston Building in Baton Rouge to determine the State Varsity Champion.

VARSITY DATES:
Varsity competition opens: November 1, 2023
Varsity closes: February 27, 2024
State in-person Championship for qualifying teams: February 16, 2024
National LifeSmarts Championship: April 18 – 21, 2024, San Diego, CA
Top scoring teams in our state will be recognized!

JUNIOR VARSITY Details and Dates:
Junior Varsity (grades 6-8) Competition is open November 1, 2023- April 5, 2024.
The top-scoring Junior Varsity team in our state will receive an invitation to compete in the NEW virtual National LifeSmarts Junior Varsity Championship May 9-10, 2024.

JV DATES:
Junior Varsity competition opens November 1, 2023
Junior Varsity competition closes April 5, 2024
Virtual National LifeSmarts Junior Varsity Championship - May, 9-10, 2024 for state winning JV team

Steps for Coaches
Step 1: Coaches should register as a coach ASAP so that we can communicate next steps with you.
Step 2: Students register and take the pre-test as soon as possible (20 multiple-choice questions) - required before you can access step 5.
Step 3: Coaches create teams and add the students to the appropriate team (Teams are 4-5 students and you must select a team captain)
Step 4: Study, study, study using practice quizzes, the resources section and any other resources you have accessible. Monthly TeamSmarts competitions are also a great option.
Step 5: Opening November 1: Students must take the five individual topic quizzes (20 multiple-choice questions each topic) - required before you can access step 6.
Step 6: Students must complete the final Capstone quiz (20 multiple-choice questions) prior to February 16, 2024.

Good luck! Please contact us with any questions!

Additional information is also available here: https://lifesmarts.org/coaches/new-coaches/

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Competition Dates
Contact Your Coordinator
  • Renee Roberts Gassen, Director of Outreach, Office of Attorney General Liz Murrill
  • Louisiana Office of the Attorney General
  • Send Mail     Phone:(225) 326-6702