Chance for students to learn financial and life skills

High school students have the opportunity to sharpen their knowledge of personal finance and other life skills through the LifeSmarts Ultimate Consumer Challenge. This free national program is coming to Maine for the 2012-13 academic year.

Online competition between Maine high school teams will take place through the fall and early winter and culminates with Maine state finals on the Unum corporate campus in Portland on March 1, 2013.

Interested high schools form a team of students and a volunteer coach who promotes and supports team learning in the areas of personal finance, consumer rights and responsibilities, technology, health and safety, and the environment.

Maine’s winning team will receive an all-expenses paid trip to compete in the national finals in Atlanta, Ga., April 20 to 23, 2013, sponsored by Maine JumpStart.

LifeSmarts is an educational tool that develops the consumer and marketplace knowledge and skills of U.S. students in 6th through 12th grade.


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