CARE is a grassroots financial literacy initiative of the bankruptcy community. Bankruptcy professionals, judges, trustees, attorneys and court staff who deal everyday with the worst consequences of our national epidemic of financial illiteracy,with local programs in all 50 States and in the District of Columbia, are part of the CARE network so that they can take advantage of its Web site, national contacts and publicity and share presentation materials available for free on the Web site. In live presentations, these professionals share with high school and college students their unique knowledge,experiences and credibility in order to educate them on the basics of personal finance, and also to alert them to the need for them to increase their Financial IQs. The goal is to give them the motivation and some practical lessons, tactics and techniques so that they will be able to avoid the ever-increasing and severe consequences of the naive abuse of far too easy to obtain consumer credit. These presentations are supplemented by handouts, films and other information contained on the CARE Web site, including a series of articles written for "NextStep Magazine" where anyone, not just students, can go to learn important personal finance lessons, tactics and techniques. Members of the CARE network also write articles for various publications and are frequently interviewed in connection with personal finance articles and radio and television programs.
Contact information for the local CARE programs can be found on the "Schedule a Presentation" link on the Web site.
Honorable John C. Ninfo II
Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) Program
1400 U.S. Courthouse
Rochester, NY 14614
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy