Credit unions encouraged to support LifeSmarts competition

on "August 08, 2019 11:16 am"

LifeSmarts is a fun, free educational program created by the National Consumers League and sponsored by the state DCCA Office of the Securities Commissioner and DCCA Insurance Division in partnership with Hawaii Credit Union League.

This program is open to public and private schools, homeschools, alternative schools, as well as clubs and youth organizations.

LifeSmarts equips teens to enter the real world as smart and savvy consumers by challenging them to strengthen their knowledge in five key areas: personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology, and consumer rights and responsibilities.

Students develop teamwork, self- esteem, verbal communication skills, and leadership abilities in this exciting competition format. Because many teens begin working during high school, LifeSmarts also introduces them to workplace protections and financial responsibilities.lifesmarts boys

LifeSmarts Aligns with Common Core Standards 

LifeSmarts program content aligns with the Common Core State Standards Initiative.  To become college and career ready, students in LifeSmarts are introduced to real-world scenarios that require problem solving and core skills application. LifeSmarts content is also relevant to content literacy in the subject areas of social studies and science/technology.

Credit Union Support

Mahalo to Aloha Pacific FCU, Big Island FCU, Hawaii Community FCU, Hawaii State FCU, HawaiiUSA FCU, Honolulu Fire Department FCU, Matanuska Valley FCU, Oahu FCU, and Schofield FCU for their past support of LifeSmarts.

Success of the LifeSmarts state competition is due in large part to the generosity of community sponsors and dedication of volunteers each year. Sponsor prizes have included iPads, branded promotional items, gift cards, bags, and much more. On the day of the state competition, volunteers assist with room monitoring, timekeeping, scoring, or being a team liaison.

We encourage your credit union to be a sponsor or donate prizes for the LifeSmarts State Championship.

Donations are due by January 10, 2020.  Please click here for sponsorship details.lifesmarts girls

For more information on how your credit union can help tomorrow’s savvy consumers get a great start in life, contact League Member Relations Officer Becky Jandoc at 808.203.6416 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

For details about LifeSmarts, please contact LifeSmarts State Coordinator Theresa Kong Kee at 587.7400 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Marketing materials are available to help promote LifeSmarts.