Youth Are Gearing Up For a Professional Online Presence!


At the C.A.R.E. Foundation we take our Career Workshops (Youth Career Conference 2015) seriously and work on what the need is. No question, having a strong and positive online presence is great for anyone ready to get our in the work world. Here’s what we found regarding one to the best social media platforms for professionals on their career path.

Let’s talk about LinkedIn. LinkedIn is not just good for business, but branding, too. Your LinkedIn profile is one of the most effective ways to position yourself in business or as a professional ready to take on the world! With any online profile, it must be clear, relevant and up to date with what’s happening in your career for professional life. I know, where do we start, right? Just consider three elements to pull from — Social Networking, Relevant Sharing and a Polished Consistency — now you can create that awesome online profile!

Social Networking

Use your existing online network to expand your social-media followers. The first thing to do is to let people that already love you know you’re here! Message or call family, friends, or co-workers and ask them to connect with you and you’ll follow them back. Your closest network already genuinely want you to succeed, so they’ll be your most passionate crowd. Engage them online and you can start building a firm foundation to connect with new people.

Relevant Sharing.

Content sharing, that is! Most LinkedIn users want to further their careers and professional brand image, too! Turn your LinkedIn profile into a resource for your network. Give away engaging, and interesting content they can utilize. e.g. career tips, or business insights relevant to them.

Polished Consistency.

People connect with people. When possible have professional photos done for your profile. You’ll be surprised and the new interest level taken when you present yourself and all your postings in a polished way. Be sure to have a steady flow of informative posts so people would have a reason to keep coming back to your profile. Being viewed as a resource that has value is an achievement, too! At our Career Workshop we brought in a professional photographer and had all the young professionals and entrepreneurs head-shots taken. It all came out quite nice-don’t you think?

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Why Trust Begins with C.A.R.E.

Having integrity in your character generates a feeling of trustworthiness to others. It is trust that is one of the most crucial building blocks of any relationship. Trust is a wonderful gift that people of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities rely on for personal safety. It doesn’t matter if it’s a friendship, a teacher-student relationship, or a business relationship, trust allows all parties involved to feel at ease and safe with one another.

friends-that-careHaving trust opens a person’s mind and heart to new ideas; it allows us to share our genuine selves with others, without fear of being judged or mistreated. Trust also enables us to genuinely depend on one another with confidence.

Trust is earned: it can never be demanded, but though a patient process it can be commanded.
Most of us have a certain degree of guardedness. We don’t immediately share our innermost thoughts and feelings, and we don’t allow ourselves to be vulnerable until the other person in the relationship has made us feel relatively safe.

We at The C.A.R.E. Foundation create the right environment for: trust, confidence, higher learning, sportsmanship, entrepreneurship, passion and drive in areas of: career, academics, recreation and exposure.  We understand how to break down the unseen walls and barriers that will get even the most discouraged student for educator back in a mindset for a lifestyle of couples with their dreams of personal success.  We understand because we’ve been there, too.

We are the people that C.A.R.E. #IAMMOTIVATION


“The chief lesson I have learned in a long life is that the only way you can make a man trustworthy is by trusting him; and the surest way to make him untrustworthy is to distrust him and show your distrust.” ~Henry L. Stimson, Former U.S. Secretary of State

“The chief lesson I have learned in a long life is that the only way you can make a man trustworthy is by trusting him; and the surest way to make him untrustworthy is to distrust him and show your distrust.” ~Henry L. Stimson, Former U.S. Secretary of State

“Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” ~Stephen Covey

#iammotivation“For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth.” ~Bo Bennett

“Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something.” ~Eric Hoffer

“I think a good friend, to me, is all about trust and loyalty. You don’t ever want to second-guess whether you can tell your friend something.” ~Lauren Conrad

“Trust is built with consistency.” ~Lincoln Chafee

“Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly.” ~George MacDonald

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Baton Rouge is Celebrating Young Entrepreneurs Success at MVP Barbers


“My advice to the young entrepreneurs out there is never to simply accept defeat in the face of odds. Create a well thought out plan and challenge any negative forces with strong resilience, self-confidence and gratitude.” ~John Westly Stewart, CEO

mvp-barbers-youth-careersWe support ‪#‎MVPbarbersGonzales‬ at MVP Barbers in Baton Rouge, LA. The C.A.R.E. Foundation is looking forward to sharing their stories of success! We love supporting young entrepreneurs on their success path. We all had such a great time at the MVP Barbers Grand Opening we just had to post another picture.

See you soon and have a successful day!

Special thanks to delmar_dabarber at MPV Barbers for representing with your C.A.R.E. T-Shirt on instagram. Very professional, Sir!

Show you support for Baton Rouge youth entrepreneurship and academic success with your next T-Shirt purchase today!


C.A.R.E. to Share: Photos from the Sports Character Program


I really enjoyed working with this awesome group of coaches from The Gardere Youth Alliance on our Sports Character Program. We plan on taking it from “Teams” to “Academy”.
~John Westly Stewart

Meagan Gibson Invents the Academic Resilience Training Tracker

Congrats to Meagan Gibson, our Chief Academic Specialist at C.A.R.E. for earning Teacher of the Year! She has played a great part in developing programs for Youth Louisiana; We salute you!
Did you know Meagan created the first virtual Academic Resilience Training Tracker? Wow, congratulations, Meagan!

Thank you, Meagan Gibson!It is wonderful to be a part of something so positive and powerful. I was just a teen when I met the founders of C.A.R.E. They are some of the most influential, positive, energetic people I have ever met. They’ll make you feel like a champ. Then you will start becoming one.
~Meagan Gibson
Chief Academic Specialist at C.A.R.E.