Michigan Teens Compete for LifeSmarts State Title

High School Teams Face-off for a Chance to Represent Michigan at the LifeSmarts National Championship in Atlanta
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Feb. 20, 2013 - PRLog -- Southfield, MI — The Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula (BBB) (www.bbb.org)  today announced the 3rd annual Michigan State LifeSmarts Challenge to be held at Oakland University on February 22, 2013. After completing three months of preparation and a LifeSmarts online competition, the ten top scoring teams were chosen to compete in a full day, ‘Quiz Bowl’ event, fielding questions about real-life marketplace issues. This year's winning team will be eligible to represent Michigan at the National LifeSmarts Competition in Atlanta, Georgia.

LifeSmarts (http://lifesmarts.org/) is a consumer education competition that challenges teens in grades 9 - 12 with questions about personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology, and consumer rights and responsibilities and is a program of the National Consumers League. In Michigan, the LifeSmarts program is sponsored by Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern Michigan.

“The LifeSmarts program fits into the mission of the BBB as it helps to develop consumer and marketplace skills that students need to become conscientious adults,” said Crystal Kontos, Michigan‘s LifeSmarts state coordinator. “The LifeSmarts program and the State competition help teens learn in a fun way that rewards them for the knowledge they gain. We are excited for this year’s competition and to see which team will represent us at the National LifeSmarts Championship.”

The teams competing at the state level this year include teams from: Fenton High School, Clio High School, Kearsley High School and Carman-Ainsworth High School.

About LifeSmarts

LifeSmarts is a program of the National Consumers League. State coordinators implement the program locally. For more information, visit: www.lifesmarts.org, email lifesmarts@nclnet.org, or call the National Consumers League‘s communications department at 202‐835‐3323. The National Consumers League, founded in 1899, is America‘s pioneer consumer organization. NCL‘s mission is to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. NCL is a private, nonprofit membership organization. For more information about NCL, visit www.nclnet.org or email media@nclnet.org.
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