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12/12/2014 - CARE (Credit Abuse Resistance Education)

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CARE (Credit Abuse Resistance Education) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community outreach project of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI). CARE educates high school and college students on the responsible use of credit and other fundamentals of financial literacy, as well as the potential consequences of poor money management and credit card abuse.

CARE has experienced members of the bankruptcy community available to teach the importance of financial education. These presentations are the perfect supplement to any financial literacy program offered by you or your school, especially to any unit on consumer credit, and they can be made during individual classroom periods or to larger student groups, including senior assemblies.

CARE boasts a presence in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. Presentations and materials are available in English and Spanish. Presentations for the deaf are also available in some states. There is no charge for these programs.


  • The CARE network of volunteer presenters is a great asset. Through CARE Talks, young people are given the tools, tactics, and techniques needed to help them lead financially responsible, debt-free lives. Popular CARE modules include:
    • Credit Cards
    • Paying for College
    • Student Loans 101
    • Payday Loans
    • Why You Don’t Want to Go into Bankruptcy
  • The CARE website www.care4yourfuture.org supplements the live presentations with downloads in the form of handouts, videos, PowerPoint presentations, games, and more.  
  • The CARE Locator Map is powered by Google®, and makes finding a local CARE organizer or presenter easy. Schools are able to schedule a presentation online.  
  • The CARE Package, a self-contained starter kit, is available to volunteers seeking to start new CARE programs in underserved communities. The CARE Package combines all the necessary tools, working documents, and presentation media necessary to establish a CARE program into a portable, flexible, and user-friendly package.

CARE is looking to build awareness of the program, and to develop new speaking opportunities for CARE Volunteers. To find the CARE program nearest you, use our convenient locator map.


  • All sessions from the CARE Financial Literacy Conference held in September, are available for video and audio streaming from the CARE and ABI e-learning websites.
  • Inspired by the success of the CARE Financial Literacy Conference, the State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Law Section, adopted the CARE curriculum to fortify its existing MoneyWise program. To get involved with CARE Texas or to request a CARE Talk, contact Lynn Hamilton Butler Turn on JavaScript!.
  • TransUnion LLC has selected CARE as the beneficiary of their 2015 Corporate Sponsorship program, wherein employees donate their time, leadership, and financial resources to furthering the CARE mission. Read more about the TransUnion community outreach.
  • CARE recently received two major grants. The National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Endowment for Education and the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation have each awarded CARE a grant for ten thousand dollars in support of the CARE Package Program Starter Initiative.
  • In October, CARE began a strategic partnership with The FoolProof Foundation. CARE Volunteers are available to present in-school CARE Talks to reinforce the FoolProof web-driven interactive lessons on credit. Find out more at here.

Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE)

John C. Good
CARE (Credit Abuse Resistance Education)
66 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 600
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
(703) 739-0800 x 962
(703) 739-1060 fax
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