Barry University's College Reach Out Program awarded $40,597.85 grant from DOE

Barry University's Counseling Department in the Adrian Dominican School of Education has received a grant in the amount of $40,597.85 from the Florida Department of Education to continue its one-of-a-kind College Reach-Out Program (C.R.O.P.) for the 2012-2013.

C.R.O.P. is a statewide program to motivate and prepare educationally disadvantaged, low-income students in grades six through 12 to pursue and successfully complete a college education. Since 1999, Barry University’s ADSOE-Counseling Department is the only program of its kind in the state of Florida to provide counseling services to C.R.O.P. students and their families along with tutoring, mentoring, college symposiums, and summer residential programs.

Barry University's ADSOE- Counseling Department recognizes that the family is an integral part of a student's development, whether, academic, personal or career. As a result, Barry's Dr. Maureen Duffy’s Family Enrichment Center offers family counseling and support services to families of the C.R.O.P. students each year with a goal to eliminate barriers to school achievement and facilitate academic and personal success.

Barry-CROP also serves an educational and training program for ADSOE Counseling students who will eventually enter areas of counseling and therapeutic practice. It is designed to develop and enhance the necessary counseling clinical skills (group, individual, family, and psycho-educational sessions) as well as address those areas of content and practice related to serving educationally disadvantaged, low-income youth and families.

Under the leadership and Direction of Gabriela Mañón, C.R.O.P. Coordinator, Barry’s C.R.O.P. has been very successful over the years. During the 2010-2011 academic year, 98% of Barry C.R.O.P. students in grades 6-11 were promoted; and 96% graduated high school.

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