Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) is a national, nonprofit organization providing students and young adults with the skills they need to make smart financial decisions. CARE is a volunteer-driven organization, with a network of approximately 1,000 expert volunteers in chapters across the country who give free educational presentations in high schools, colleges, and community youth organizations. Each CARE presentation conforms to the National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education developed by the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.
CARE Los Angeles has reached over 3000 youths since September of 2018. Our volunteers give presentations across Los Angeles, Northern Orange, Southern Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. We tailor our presentations to the audience that needs us. Specifically, whether a first generation college seeker or a future skilled tradesman or a first generation English speaker, our information focuses upon the real world application of credit and budget concepts. We reach youths before they have debt and educate them on the need to responsibly manage their finances. We have also added a segment addressing "paying for college" to our presentations so that we can help college seekers of all demographics succeed.
2019 Century High School Senior Conference response to the CARE presentation