A team of five students from North Country Career Center, Newport, beat five other teams from around Vermont to win the first LifeSmarts competition ever held in Vermont. Now they go on to compete for the National Championship in Miami, Florida on April 24 – 27. The team displayed a broad range of knowledge in the game-show style competition that covered topics including personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology, and consumer rights and responsibilities.
LifeSmarts is a program of the National Consumers League and is designed to give young people the life skills they will need to become independent young adults when they leave high school for college or leap directly into the job market.
We are proud to be a founding member of Vermont’s non-profit youth financial literacy program called Jump$tart which helps Vermont’s young people learn responsible money management by working with schools, youth organizations and parents as well as directly with students. Through this program we were able to support this first ever LifeSmarts competition in Vermont.
We hope to see more high school teams compete next year! If you want to help a teacher or high school get involved for the state competition next year, contact LifeSmarts.