|2013's winning team from McKinley Tech|
Over the past two years, McKinley Technology students have been crowned champions of DC LifeSmarts competition and will be returning to defend their crown. The champions of this year’s DC competition will travel to Orlando, Florida, to vie for the National Championship April 26-29.
LifeSmarts Consumer Education for Teenagers a program of the National Consumers League and is run locally through the division of the Center for 4-H and Youth Development, of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences of the University of the District of Columbia. CAUSES is committed to building strong, vibrant communities of active and engaged citizens. The Center for 4-H and Youth Development develops innovative programs that emphasize experiential learning opportunities for young people and their families. Through "hands-on" interactive programming, participants develop life skills, leadership abilities, and an ethic of civic stewardship.