Throughout April, we are celebrating Financial Capability Month by featuring a variety of financial education programs and resources that you can put to use in your classroom right away. The eighth of these programs is the Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE).
In 2002, retired U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge John Ninfo turned his passion for teaching youth the consequences of credit card misuse into a nationwide effort to bring the expertise of bankruptcy professionals to the classroom. CARE helps volunteers deliver financial lessons to students. In 2016, over 35,000 students and young adults benefited from CARE presentations across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Recently CARE updated its volunteer presentations and made them available online to financial professionals and educators. Each lesson includes objectives, essential questions, instructional strategies, student note takers, and extension activities. With a free sign-in, you can access the entire curriculum. Which CARE lesson would you like to see presented in your class? (There are two CARE chapters in Pennsylvania. You can get details or locate another volunteer here.)
Look for more featured resources throughout April: Financial Capability Month.