4/6/15 – Barrington, RI – Five high school students from Barrington won the Rhode Island LifeSmarts “March Smartness” state competition last month and are now competing with 34 other states for the national LifeSmarts title which will culminate in Seattle later this month.
Rhode Islanders can help their home team of teens score important points by watching a 1-minute, student-produced video during the first stage of the national LifeSmarts competition which began last week and continues until Monday, April 13th.
The Rhode Island team video is located at:
Viewers will help the Rhode Island team by viewing the video before April 13th.
This first 2015 LifeSmarts national competition activity required teams to produce a public service announcement regarding an important consumer topic. The Barrington team created “My Plate,” which encourages viewers to make informed nutrition choices. Half of the team’s score is determined by educational content and the other half is based on viewership.
Rhode Island LifeSmarts state coordinator, Jim Hedemark encourages, “Any Patriots fan knows how tough it is to go play in Seattle. Watch our team’s video now and put some points on the board for Barrington before our team touches down in the Emerald City.”
LifeSmarts is a program of the National Consumers League and teaches and rewards teens for their knowledge of consumer savvy in five key categories; personal finance, technology, environment, health and safety, and consumer rights and responsibilities.
For more information on LifeSmarts, see www.lifesmarts.org