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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.

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Resources
Competitions
Community Service and Scholarship Opportunities
  • OTC Medicine Safety Mentoring project: 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.
  • Fraud Ambassadors: Thanks to a long-standing partnership with Western Union, high school LifeSmarts participants have the opportunity to educate older citizens to avoid fraud. LifeSmarts Fraud Ambassadors will highlight common advance-fee and fake check scams, demonstrating their knowledge that education is the best protection against fraud.
  • Hands-on Privacy presentation: One LifeSmarts student will win a $2,000 scholarship by submitting the winning privacy essay in a contest sponsored by ITRC and Synchrony Financial.
  • Sarah Weinberg scholarship: Coaches, nominate an outstanding High School senior who makes a difference in your community. Deadline: March 13, 2020.