The Headley Carter Cares Foundation was established because one woman, Marcia Carter, saw a need and decided to take action. She saw these children as bright, capable students, with the potential to make significant contributions to their communities.
After working as a behavioral therapist in the school system for many years, Ms. Carter recognized that some of her students were unable to participate in after-school activities because their families could not pay the required fees. Initially, Ms. Carter used her own money to pay students’ fees, and over time began to see the impact: The children exhibited less emotional and behavioral challenges, were more academically engaged, and were generally more comfortable in their surroundings.
In 2010, Ms. Carter expanded her personal mission and created the Headley Carter Cares Foundation. The Foundation supports children with behavioral and emotional challenges who cannot participate in extracurricular and community-based programs because of financial need.