DCCA press release: Teams invited to enter the Hawai’i LifeSmarts 2021-2022 competition
Posted on Sep 3, 2021 in Latest News, Press Room
HONOLULU – The Office of the Securities Commissioner and Insurance Division of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) invites middle and high school teams to enter the 2021-2022 modified Hawaii LifeSmarts competition.
LifeSmarts is a free, national educational program that teaches students essential life skills through online quizzes and in-person contests covering five key areas: personal finance, consumer rights and responsibilities, health and safety, environment and technology. Teams must consist of an adult coach / teacher and at least four students. Registrations are now open on lifesmarts.org.
The online portion of the contest runs from October 25, 2021 to December 7, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. HST. The top four high school teams will be invited to compete in the State Championship competition on February 11, 2022. Due to health concerns and travel restrictions caused by COVID-19, the Hawaii LifeSmarts program will host a virtual alternative to the state competition normally held in person in Honolulu. The four teams will compete against each other on a virtual platform and the winning team will be eligible to represent Hawaii at the National LifeSmarts competition scheduled for April 21-22, 2022 in Washington, DC Details surrounding the national competition, including travel, are still pending at this time.
“Our state coordinators have worked tirelessly to modify the program so that we can safely continue to provide financial and consumer education through meaningful competition,” said Securities Commissioner Ty Nohara. “We have been proud to sponsor this national program for over eight years and look forward to reaching more students statewide. “
College or Junior Varsity (JV) teams with Grades 6 to 8 can participate in an online competition only from October 25, 2021 to December 7, 2021. JV competition winners will be recognized online.
For more information on the Hawaii LifeSmarts program, please visit www.lifesmartshawaii.com or contact LifeSmarts Deputy State Coordinator, Gloryana Akapo, at (808) 586-2737 or [email protected].
About Hawaii LifeSmarts
The Hawaii LifeSmarts program is locally sponsored by the Office of the Securities Commissioner and the Insurance Division of the DCCA, in partnership with the Hawaii Credit Union League, and is administered by the National Consumers League. Over 2,000 local students have participated in Hawaii LifeSmarts since 2005. Local businesses interested in sponsoring the Hawaii LifeSmarts program are encouraged to contact the Deputy State Coordinator for more information.
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