“CARE volunteers will never know where their impact ends. The indelible message they share resonates deeply in the minds of the young people they encounter.” –Tony Bussone, Grayslake North High School, Grayslake, Ill.
Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides no-cost financial education workshops to high schools, colleges and youth organizations. These workshops are designed to teach students to ask tough questions about their finances and understand their decision-making processes to ensure that they make smart credit decisions. CARE partners with professionals in various financial service industries to provide real-world context to the fundamentals of personal finance; these professionals include bankruptcy judges, attorneys, accountants and financial planners. Based in 35 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico, CARE works best as a reinforcing guest-speaker program for an educator’s existing curriculum or as a standalone presentation aimed at providing an intro to personal finance or paying for college. The materials are offered at no cost in both English and Spanish and meet the National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education as set out by the Jump$tart Coalition.