Thursday, October 04, 2007

LifeSmarts

Just ran across this site today - LifeSmarts - http://www.lifesmarts.org/

Looks like it would fit in with 4-H perfectly. Competition started 9/17/07, so you need to hurry.

"LifeSmarts… the ultimate consumer challenge is an educational opportunity that develops the consumer and marketplace knowledge and skills of teenagers in a fun way and rewards them for this knowledge. The program complements the curriculum already in place in high schools and can be used as an activity for classes, groups, clubs, and community organizations. It is free and open to all teens in the US in the 9th through 12th grades. LifeSmarts competitions are run as gameshow style matches. Teams of four to five teens compete in district and state matches with the state winners going to the national competition to vie for the national LifeSmarts title. LifeSmarts is a program of the National Consumers League."
LifeSmarts is operated by the National Consumers League, founded in 1899, is a national nonprofit organization that identifies, protects, represents, and advances the economic and social interests of consumers and workers through education and advocacy.

1 comment:

Anne Adrian said...

Hey John,

Alabama Cooperative Extension System has been involved in the LifeSmarts program for several years now. Not really part of the 4-H program--it is presented through our Urban program thrusts. It has gotten great reviews and is very well accepted.

The link is http://www.aces.edu/lifesmarts/