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The Carter Settlement | Mermaid Junkie Academy

Mission Statement
" The Carter Settlement is simply put, a way of life; the way of life directly influenced by the olden days past. A well-being voyage with the influences of the 19th century. A place that enchants landlocked women and children that are presently in alignment with their mermaid inherent entity, for the experience of amplifying, embellishing and emphasising the well being they heretofore possess. We are focused on being puissant creators; and not on a needful or lackadaisical mindset, as that would water down alignment. There is no desire for lowering the lifeboats. It is a place to take joy and follow our bliss!"~Raquel M. Carter, Founder

What Is The Carter Settlement
The Carter Settlement is a registered 501{c}{3} for~purpose organisation. The cornerstone of the organisation is established on four human endowments and afresh thought paradigms but with the aesthetic of the victorian era interwoven with metaphors and philosophy: Mental, Physical, Social/Emotional and Spiritual. Each of the endowments is taught through the developmental arts during scheduled small gatherings a few times twelvemonth.

It has been curated to preserve the art of a balanced life through educating and enhancing the lives of women, and youth through the four human bits of intelligence. Our organisation teaches all of the dimensions that make for a well~rounded person.


Raquel's Story {Church Lady Version}
How The Carter Settlement Came To Be

Initially, the idea came to me {at the age of 21} that for women to raise healthy-minded, well-balanced children, we must first be healthy ourselves. Healthy in the aspect of all areas in the makeup of a human being. Now, might you leap ahead to after I birthed and began raising all four of my children as a stay at home mum.

Through many challenging times, I decided to homeschool my children. At the time, I noticed that my {two oldest} sons were struggling with feelings of boredom, a lack of creativity, and the arts was diminishing from schools altogether. My dear son, Sawyer, struggled gravely. He began having concerns in the school system. He was ultimately terminated from three schools for mischief and engaging in unlawful activity. He was failing his classes and was not predicted to receive a diploma. The court system wanted to enrol him in an alternative school for delinquents. Adamantly I was opposed to that notion and withdrew him from the public school system. I took to creating my very own curriculum based on the four human endowments with musical arts as the main focus of his education. Under my supervision, Sawyer became a student of keen intelligence and graduated on time with high honours also receiving seminary graduation and his Boy Scouts Eagle. He excelled beyond anyone's expectations. I took this darling son, and solely focused on all the excellent talents and abilities this child had and made them the forefront of his life. I encouraged him in his passion for rap music, writing, musical icons and inspired him to love and believe in himself wholeheartedly.

I also created an entirely separate curriculum for my other children as well. My daughter's curriculum was based solely on the arts and mermaid methodology.

I realised that when my children were excelling under the educational curriculums, I had created, that I was discernibly onto something profoundly needed in the tutorial and emotional well being of youth, the world over. I have nestled these intentions for over a decade. As a new thought leader, I am continually creating more unique ideologies, for when the day comes to extend this educational concept into the universe.

That day came, and it was nothing that I expected. My dear boy Sawyer was brutally murdered on June 23, 2019. I knew straight away that my desire to leave a legacy enhanced extraordinarily. I desire to leave a legacy for my dear son, as that would encourage my strength, healing and ability to feel of value through this horrific tragedy. So, to keep his legacy alive, I founded The Carter Settlement. I knew that all the schooling and self-growth concepts that I had taught my son Sawyer would also inspire many of other youth that also may have felt like my son Sawyer during his life of vicissitudes and hardships. When a child feels unsure of their worth and value of who they innately are, they feel powerless, unworthy and above all their sense of self-love withers. All children need to have a mother or mother figure to inspire them and to know they possess greatness. The brilliant youth of our times have much to teach and offer us. 

Where Your Donations Go To
When you purchase any items of Raquel Carter, donate a gift in kind, or products, 100% of the proceeds go to constructing and sustaining of the registered 501{c}{3} for-profit organisation, The Carter Settlement.
                                                                 
In the meantime, while our structures are being erected, we will lease an olde victorian home or building, swimming venues, or other lodgings for the small gatherings, as well as, all items needed to create a lovely experience for our guests.

A watercolour vision of The Carter Settlement
Aspirations For The Carter Settlement
The country farm will have accurately designed Victorian cottages placed about the village. The Carter Settlement will be a working farm with sheep, rabbits, chickens, flowering plants and vegetable gardens. It is also a place of learning about the self in all quadrants of one's life. One will learn how to be self-sufficient not only physically, but mentally, socially/emotionally, as well as, spiritually.


This is our very first cottage " Scarlette Rose Cottage" for The Carter Settlement that has been built. It's still in the process; however, It's coming along quite nicely. We have the flooring and a few other items to take care of before It's accomplished and equipped for classes. We will have our bread making and beeswax {from our very own bees} candle making classes at the Scarlette Rose Cottage. Including How to bake sourdough bread, create a bread starter, bake Henny Penny Buttermilk Biscuits and how to cook from beginning to end on a woodburning cookstove are all encompassed in the class that will take place here at the cottage. This cottage blueprint is fashioned from a workers cottage from 1851 with an indoor privy.
 
Who Is The Carter Settlement For?
As women, there are times we each need to swim away from our daily roles to experience a place that allows for our inner mermaid to again reveal herself. Significantly, women remember what it feels like to be creative, and imaginative, all while learning enjoyably pleasant skills.

Young girls also need a venue where they can experience an atmosphere that encourages personal empowerment and self~love. Are you a young girl that loves to swim like a merrymaid? Do you enjoy learning personal development/ victorian homemaking skills such as in the days of Laura Ingalls Wilder? Would you like to learn how to sew your own mermaid tail, felt your own little lamb, smock, needlepoint or cross-stitch? Would you like to learn how to grow and preserve healthy foods, bake bread or meditate like a merrymaid? A large pond {Hoppity~Hoppity John Pond} will be created for MerryMaid Scarlette Rose School for learning the skills of Mermaiding. There are many delightful pursuits to learn when attending The Carter Settlement.

For a girl to be delighted, she must always be true to herself and follow her heart. She'll regain an understanding of who she is, which is a physical extension of Source Energy.
It is an accurate north compass for folks to navigate through their lives in scales/phases. After the completion of their experience, they will swim away with an in-depth knowledge of remembering their self~worth, personal empowerment and capability of navigating their voyage through life. They will be equipt in knowing how to follow their heart, inspired and have the treasure trove tools to align and take inspired action on their dreams and desires. Through the quaint workshops and small gatherings, this is precisely what you will be able to carry home with you.

The cornerstone of The Carter Settlement is unconditional love and the power of focus to find joy each day of our lives. You will leave feeling happy, all-powerful and knowing! The workshops are a transformational life experience. Lasting change occurs with the restructuring of the brain by creating new belief systems and following one's heart with transparency and authenticity.

One must discover for themself why they are motivated to take action on one's feelings and emotions. This is when change occurs and withstands a lifetime. A paradigm shift happens in the person, and they become absolutely capable of understanding how to create a life they love, all on their very own by using their power of inner knowing.

Would you fancy tackling plenty of homemaking/ personal developmental skills in Sybrena Ewe's Sewing Shoppe, or penmanship at Mrs Nevermore Raven's Writing Den? How about relaxing in Sawyer Lamb's Music Room or meditate in Oliver Twisty Topsy's Cave Cottage.

After the gatherings and workshops, they'll be a time you might delight in a visit of our little shoppes too. 

You'll thoroughly delight with a cup of tea and scrumptious savouries & confections at MerryMaid Scarlette Rose's Bakery and Tea Cottage. Or an excursion into Mr Sir Barbaric's Seaweed Garden is sure to entangle your senses. There will be a Mer~Cantile Goods Store where folks can purchase merchandise. Such as Mrs Raquel Carter's published storybooks, fibre storybook characters {made by the wool of the Florida Cracker sheep at the farm}, tea sets, Victorian household products, clothing, accoutrements for the lifestyle of a Victorian lady, planner/agenda systems and logbooks {journal/agendas} for self-development/personal growth. These are just to name a few.


Leaving A Legacy
My desire is for this foundation to leave a legacy for children and women across the United States of America, for centuries to come. I would like to hand over The Carter Settlement to the Preservation Conservancy of The State of Florida after my passing, in the expectancy to continue my sons legacy as well as my own. 

We appreciate all monetary donations, and gift in kinds. If you donate to The Carter Settlement®© and would like a receipt for tax deduction purposes, please feel free to email: Raquel@RaquelCarter.com and we will send you the correct documents. Please see the donation PayPal button at the bottom of the page.

{Read more about Mrs Raquel Carter's credentials and experience here.}

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*Mermaid Junkie Academy is a branch umbrellaed under The Carter Settlement.