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Grades 6-8 Junior Varsity

Junior Varsity LifeSmarts

Junior Varsity LifeSmarts is a consumer education competition that challenges teens in grades 6-8 about personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology, and consumer rights and responsibilities. It is a program of the National Consumers League.

Youth from across the state first compete online for a chance to go to the in-person state finals held annually in Jefferson City, Mo.

LifeSmarts is a program of the National Consumers League. State coordinators implement the program locally. In Missouri, Donna Sharpe, supervisor in the Family Consumer Sciences and Human Services section of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, serves as state coordinator. Financial support is provided by the Missouri Association of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.

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.