National Consumers League

Consumer savvy teens from across U.S. head to Minneapolis to compete for national LifeSmarts title

April 11, 2008

Contact: 202-835-3323,

Washington, DC — Bankruptcy, the credit crunch, fraud, confusion over health care and medical information – these are just a few of the problems facing American consumers today. In its fun, fast and educational LifeSmarts program, however, our nation’s oldest consumer group is laying the groundwork for the next generation of consumers to succeed in the marketplace in ways their parents haven’t.

WHAT: The 2008 National LifeSmarts Championship

LifeSmarts is a program of the National Consumers League.

WHO: Consumer savvy teens representing 29 states will compete at the national event. More than 20,000 teens competed online for a chance to represent their states at Nationals. Players answered 2.6 million consumer questions in the online competition.

WHEN: April 12-15, 2007

WHERE: Millennium Hotel, Minneapolis. 1313 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

FINALS: Tuesday, April 15, 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST 

Awards Ceremony 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST

WEBCAST AND WEB COVERAGE: Parents and teachers can follow the action at, where NCL

will frequently upload photos, competition updates, and stories of the action.

The competition will be streamed live at, a site sponsored by USTelecom, is a blog and resource site dedicated to looking at how broadband and the innovations that have spawned from broadband deployment are used to better education, health care, the environment and public safety.


About the National Consumers League

Founded in 1899, the National Consumers League is America’s pioneer consumer organization. Its mission is to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. NCL is a private, nonprofit membership organization. For more information, visit