Nearly 80 judges and attorneys from the Louisville Bar Association will speak to nearly 2,000 Jefferson County Public School (JCPS) high school students to help them gain an understanding of financial literacy during the two-day Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) blitz.
Attorney volunteers will lead 75 sessions throughout the two days at 22 school sites, helping the teens gain an appreciation for money matters and learn about responsible personal financial management, including budgeting; use of credit; the significance of a credit score; interest; and making a distinction between wants and needs.
Volunteers will also touch on identity theft, cyber dangers and pay day lending.
Now in its 11th year in Jefferson County, CARES is the largest public service project of the Louisville Bar Association (LBA). Founded in 2002 by Bankruptcy Judge John C. Ninfo in Rochester, New York, the program is offered in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.