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Welcome to CARE Louisville!

 

Meet our Chapter Coordinators

April Wimberg

Attorney at Dentons

Keith Larson

Attorney at Seiller Waterman LLC

Ted King

Attorney at Frost Brown Todd

 

About Us

CARE stands for Credit Abuse Resistance Education. CARE is a national non-profit comprised of professionals in bankruptcy, financial services, and business. We volunteer our time to educate young adults and others about the benefits of personal financial management and the consequences of credit abuse. Borrowing from our professional experiences, we tell true stories about financial distress and the impact it can have on one’s life.

 

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Interested in having a CARE presenter visit your school or speak with your youth group?

Click here to request a FREE CARE Louisville presentation.

 

Learn more about volunteering with CARE Louisville

Are you interested in volunteering with our chapter and want to know more about what is involved? Each month, CARE National hosts two volunteer information sessions for individuals who are interested in learning more about CARE’s mission.

If you are interested in signing up, FILL OUT THIS FORM. You will be sent the Zoom registration links after filling out the form.

After you attend one of CARE’s volunteer information sessions, you will be connected with our chapter coordinators who can give you more information about how to get involved with the CARE Louisville chapter.

 

Questions?

If you have any questions, click here to contact our chapter.

 

Credit Education Lessons & Activities

Below are some lessons and activities that you can use in the classroom. Use these lessons before a presentation to get your students thinking about financial literacy, or use them afterward to keep the conversation going. We’ve also compiled a list of external websites and resources in which you may be interested.

 

CARE Team Challenge

Approximate Duration: 15-20 min.

This is a team challenge activity to conduct prior to the start of a CARE presentation. Students break into teams and try to generate as many unique answers as they can to a set of money-related questions. The teams compete for the most points. Click here for the full lesson.

 

CARE Team Challenge Defining Bankruptcy

Approximate Duration: N/A

This lesson defines bankruptcy and covers some important information about the consequences and long-lasting effects for those who declare bankruptcy. Click here for the full lesson.

 

Defining Bankruptcy Econ Ed Mobile Learning App for iPhone

Approximate Duration: N/A

The Econ Ed Mobile Learning App is a free app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad developed by the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank. Economics is all about making wise choices as citizens, workers and consumers. The Econ Ed Mobile Learning App allows you to visualize and understand how inflation and the cost of credit… Click here for the full lesson.

 

Econ Ed Mobile Learning App for iPhone Develop a Budget and Live by It

Approximate Duration: 30 min.

This activity will give students experience with calculating their income and expenses while in high school. The students will consider how and when they spend money for their wants. Click here for the full lesson.

 

Develop a Budget and Live by It

Approximate Duration: 30 min.

This activity will give students experience with calculating their income and expenses while in high school. The students will consider how and when they spend money for their wants. Click here for the full lesson.

 

Making a Purchase Decison and the Decision Making Grid

Approximate Duration: 15 min.

The decision-making grid is an essential part of financial literacy. How individuals make choices about money, use of resources, wants (clothes, cars, cellphone, computers, use of time, etc.) is a skill that starts with filling in a grid and ultimately results in thinking through the process internally. Students can practice the steps of good decision-making… Click here for the full lesson.

 

Resources Around the Web

Current credit legislation, research and financial data are easy to find on the web. Banks, credit unions, Federal Reserves, the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions, Kentucky JumpStart Coalition and the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority all have up-to-date information that you can use in the classroom.

Here are some other financial literacy resources that you can utilize.

 

Video Series

Video Series There are several excellent sources for videos that can be used with middle and high school students. We suggest: