Founded in 2012, the Carr Cares Foundation focuses on the educational enrichment and physical fitness for youth. Influenced by founder Brandon Carr’s passion for literacy and his love of sports, the Foundation provides students in Dallas, Texas and Flint, Michigan with opportunities to practice and perfect their literacy and athletic skills.
The Carr Cares Foundation supports and promotes child literacy by establishing reading centers, implementing tutoring programs, and providing learning tools to help young students understand the importance of reading and improve their literacy skills.
The Foundation also encourages healthy living through physical activity and balanced nutrition by supporting the NFL Play 60 program, offering football and cheerleading camps and providing training programs for student-athletes striving to develop their skills and techniques
We believe we can help our children embrace who they are,
define their future, and change the world.
The Carr Cares Foundation was founded to inspire young students to become proficient readers by providing learning tools and resources to help them reach their full potential. In addition to the Carr Cares literacy initiatives, the Foundation also encourages students to live a healthy lifestyle through physical fitness and balanced nutrition.
Brandon Carr was born on May 19, 1986, in Flint, Michigan. He grew up the youngest son of John and Kathy Carr. After being a star football player at Carman-Ainsworth High School, he went on to further his career at Grand Valley State University where he competed on two national championship teams and also became a Division 2 All American.
In 2008, The Kansas City Chiefs selected Brandon in the fifth round of the NFL draft. After playing four great seasons with the Chiefs, he had the opportunity to sign a contract with his favorite team growing up, the Dallas Cowboys. He started every game as a Cowboy and is the current leader in consecutive starts for an active cornerback in the NFL. He received the nickname “Iron Horse” while he was in Kansas City for being durable, reliable, and tough-minded, a nickname that still holds true to him today.
Brandon has accomplished a lot over his twelve seasons as an NFL athlete, but what is most impressive is his work off the field serving the community. In 2012, he founded the Carr Cares Foundation, which is geared towards improving child literacy by helping young students become proficient readers by the third grade. Along with the literacy initiatives, the foundation also encourages children to live a healthy lifestyle through balanced nutrition and by being physically active.