LifeSmarts is an educational program of the National Consumers League that develops meaningful marketplace skills in teenagers and provides them with a competitive venue to showcase the knowledge they’ve gained. The program complements any curriculum in middle schools and high schools and is used as an activity for classes, groups, clubs, and community organizations.

There is no registration fee to participate in LifeSmarts. Coaches can use educational materials at for free!


Knowledge Students Gain

LifeSmarts focuses on knowledge that teens need to know to function effectively and competently in today’s fast-paced, global marketplace. Specifically, students learn about:



Meeting the Need

Teenagers are active consumers but often lack the skills and know-how to evaluate risks and opportunities and make informed decisions. Schools, teachers and adult mentors who want to provide students with practical, real-world skills don’t always know where to start. LifeSmarts fills this void by strengthening literacy skills and expanding students’ consumer knowledge.


Let’s Get Started

LifeSmarts begins online at when a coach registers and creates a team. Once the team is created, students may register as players. Players compete online through the middle of January. Top-scoring teams in Virginia advance to face-to-face Statewide Competition. The winning team will represent Virginia at the LifeSmarts National Championship.


For More Information, Contact:

Kimberly Edmonds
Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent, Henrico County
Phone: (804) 501-5160    Email: [email protected]

Contact Us

Extension Office

Physical Address
8600 Dixon Powers Dr.
Henrico Government ComplexHuman Services Building
Henrico, VA 23228

(804) 501-5160

(804) 501-5169

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775


Office hours:
8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. EST,
Monday through Friday

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