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What is LifeSmarts?
LifeSmarts is a free educational program that develops the consumer and marketplace skills of teenagers in a fun way and rewards them for the knowledge they demonstrate. Students learn about personal finance, consumer rights and responsibilities, technology, health and safety and the environment to prepare for today’s dynamic marketplace.
The program complements any school curriculum and can be used as an afterschool activity. LifeSmarts is appropriate for public and private schools, homeschools, alternative schools, foster youth groups as well as clubs and youth organizations. The Varsity program is for high school students. The Junior Varsity program is for middle school students.
LifeSmarts: The Ultimate Consumer Challenge was created by the National Consumers League (NCL) to address the need for meaningful consumer education for today’s youth. Teaching young people to be smart consumers helps to prepare them for adulthood. The County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs serves as the California State LifeSmarts Coordinator.
Information for Coaches
Registration and participation in LifeSmarts is free. All student teams must have an adult coach.
The Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs is the new coordinator for California’s LifeSmarts program. For more information, interested coaches can visit LifeSmarts.org or contact:
Department of Consumer and Business Affairs
At LifeSmarts.org, coaches can register their teams and find lesson plans, practice questions, and other resources.
Information for Students
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