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Arizona teens battle Joe in consumer challenge

Posted at 7:17 PM, Mar 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-28 22:18:04-04
So you're tired of hearing only bad things about today's teens? Well, I recently met a group of Flagstaff high school teens that would make you happy.
 
They're members of the state's first-place "Lifesmarts"  team. It's a program through the National Consumers League that is open to anyone in grades 6 through 12.
 
It's a nationwide competition where states battle each other on five topic areas: consumer rights and responsibilities, the environment, health and safety, personal finance and technology.
 
The team brought it's questions and buzzers to the ABC15 Studios in Phoenix, and we battled over questions about scams, endorsing checks, government protections and more.
 
For a while, I thought my buzzer wasn't working. But it turns out, with many of the questions, these teens just knew their stuff.
 
Their big competition is coming up in April, and they could use your help.
 
Every time you click on their video, they get points toward that nationwide competition. It takes less than two minutes. So,  CLICK HERE  and help the team.
 
And since the team does travel and gets very little funding, they could also use your monetary donations. Just email the team's leader at this address.
 
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Need my help? Call the Assistance League of Phoenix volunteers at 1-855-323-1515. You can also send me an email, or a video email where you attach a video explaining the problem.
And you can reach me on twitter or "like" the Let Joe Know Facebook page and tell me about it there.
 
AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!  If you want to be a volunteer and help other consumers, let me know