LifeSmarts

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Hawaii LifeSmarts 2020 Update:

  1. National LifeSmarts Competition Cancelled: Due to the national and global COVID-19 pandemic, the National LifeSmarts Competition has been cancelled.
  2. Hawaii LifeSmarts @ Home:  As families across the state are sheltering in place. Our office will be sharing daily LifeSmarts activities and resources our students and their families can enjoy. Take some time out of your day to take a quiz or play a game to help build your consumer knowledge at home. Follow our hashtag #HawaiiLifeSmartsAtHome on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
  3. Stay Connected! Follow HiSecurities on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. We will be sharing up-to-date information with the community through our social media handles. If you have any questions you may call (808)586-2737 or email [email protected] for any other questions.

Mahalo & Stay Safe!

Welcome to the State of Hawaii LifeSmarts Competition

LifeSmarts, the Ultimate Consumer Challenge, is a FREE consumer education competition open to teens in grades 6-12.  The competition tests students on their knowledge of

  • Personal Finance 
  • Health and Safety
  • Environment
  • Technology
  • Consumer Rights and Responsibilities 

Take a practice quiz and see if you’re ready for the ultimate consumer challenge.  Gather your friends and form a team.  Each team needs an adult sponsor or coach.

Public, private, home, charter and alternative schools, statewide, are welcome to register as well as clubs and youth organizations.  Schools may enter more than one coach and coaches may enter more than one team.  So hurry and get your team signed up!

High School Competition (grades 9-12) Online Competition

  • Registration opens Wednesday, August 1, 2019
  • Online Competition opens Monday, October 21, 2019
  • Online Competition closes Friday, December 6, 2019 (7pm PST)

Scores will be tabulated and the highest scoring team from the four highest scoring schools will be invited to the in-person State Competition, which will be held in Honolulu on Saturday, February 8, 2020.  The winning team at the State Competition will represent Hawaii at the National Competition on April 25-28, 2020 in Washington D.C.

Middle School Competition (grades 6-8) Online Competition Only

  • Registration opens Wednesday, August 1, 2019
  • Online Competition opens Monday, October 21, 2019
  • Online Competition closes Friday, December 6, 2019 (7pm PST)

Students in grades 6-8 will compete only online.  National winners will be announced online after the competition closes.

LifeSmarts is run by the National Consumers League and brought to you by the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Office of the Securities Commissioner and the Insurance Division in partnership with the Hawaii Credit Union League.

For more information, contact LifeSmarts State Assistant Coordinator, Gloryana Akapo at (808)586-2737.

Good Luck as you take the Ultimate Consumer Challenge.

Hawaii LifeSmarts at a glance