Barry-CROP students mentor adults at Family Service Day

Barry-CROP students mentor adults at Family Service Day

Students and staff from Barry University’s College Reach-Out Program (C.R.O.P.) partnered with the City of Miami Beach to take part in Family Service Day on September 27, 2014. The C.R.O.P. students spent the day engaging in the Inter-generational Project, learning from and serving as mentors with adults of various ages.

Family Service Day is an initiative of the Miami Beach Service Partnership, a collaboration engaging more than twenty community service agencies in South Florida.

The Inter-generational Project is a mission that provides older generations and younger generations of youth the opportunity to meet and bridge the gap through challenging assumptions of each generation and providing togetherness in an act of civic engagement. One of the core components of the C.R.O.P. is to promote character development and leadership skills to and the Inter-generational Project is an avenue to allow such personal development opportunity for the students.

Staff from the Barry University’s Family C.A.R.E. Center was also on hand with interactive activities about counseling for young children and adolescents, and provided brochures and other materials for adults. ADSOE was represented by Prof. Regina Moro, PhD, and Prof. Raul Machuca, PhD.

Barry’s C.R.O.P. is grant-funded program from the Florida Department of Education that services 6-12 grade students in the Miami-Dade County School District by offering academic support and therapeutic counseling to students and their family. Barry-C.R.O.P. is the only program of its kind in the state and has served an estimated 2,000 students through various psychosocial and academic support programs.