Credit Abuse Resistance Education – State Bar of WI Program

Please See the E-Mail Below from the State Bar of Wisconsin

Dear Mr. Schaefer:

My name is Ben Evans.  I am a member of the Wisconsin State Bar Public Education Committee, and am reaching out to you, the president of the Dodge County Bar Association, to make you and your group aware of a new program being implemented by the Wisconsin State Bar.  The program is entitled Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE).

The CARE program relies on volunteer attorneys and judges to educate students and adults on the responsible use of credit and other fundamentals of financial literacy.  This program has been implemented in other areas of the country, and the Wisconsin State Bar is now trying to streamline and promote the program here in Wisconsin.  I have provided a link below to more information about the program found on the Wisconsin State Bar website:

http://www.wisbar.org/forpublic/foreducators/pages/care-program.aspx

The Public Education Committee is interested in developing a list of attorneys and judges throughout the state who are interested in becoming CARE volunteers.  By becoming a CARE volunteer, an individual’s name will be added to an email listserv through the Wisconsin State Bar, and in the event that a school or other community group desires a CARE presenter, that individual may be asked to give a CARE presentation.  The CARE program already has a number of available training materials including program outlines and notes, and the Public Education Committee recently videotaped a CARE presentation that is now available as a video training module.

We ask that you please pass along this information to the members of your group, so that if they are interested in becoming volunteers they can join the list.  If individuals are interested, we ask that they please contact Katie Wilcox at the State Bar of Wisconsin at 608-250-6191 or via email at pubedcoordinator@wisbar.org.

Thank you for your support!

Best regards,

Ben