College Reach Out Programs (C.R.O.P.)

Funded by Florida Department of Education

Since 1999, Florida Department of Education has supported Barry University’s College Reach-Out Program (C.R.O.P.) through funded grant awards. The primary objective of CROP is to provide academic and psychosocial supportive services to low-income, educationally disadvantaged students in grades 6 through 12 that motivates and prepares them to attend college and complete their postsecondary education.

Barry University’s CARE Center recognizes that individual, familial, school, community, and peer factors have a great impact on a student’s development, whether, academic, personal, and career. As a result, Barry-C.R.O.P. is the only program of its kind in the state of Florida to offer therapeutic counseling services to its participants and family members in addition to other academic and supportive services. Our goal is to eliminate barriers to school achievement and facilitate academic and personal success.

C.R.O.P Goals

MOTIVATE: Motivate students to pursue a postsecondary education.

ENHANCE: Enhance students’ basic learning skills and performance.

STRENGTHEN: Strengthen students’ and parents’ understanding of the benefits of postsecondary education.

FOSTER: Foster academic, personal and career development through supplemental instruction.

Program Services

  • Individual, Group, and Family Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Pre-College Workshops
  • Tutorial Instruction
  • Civic Engagement and Leadership Opportunities
  • On-Campus College Summer Residential Program
  • STEM and Wellness Activities
  • College Tours and Field Trips

Program Performance Outcomes

  • High School Graduation Rate: 91%
    Ninety-one of CROP seniors graduated with a standard high school diploma, compared to 62 percent of seniors in the non-crop sample substantiating the continuance of a prominent gap in the graduation rate.
  • High School GPA: 2.75
    The average GPA for CROP students in grades 9-12 was 2.75, compared to 2.39 for the random sample (non- CROP students with similar characteristics and background as CROP students).
  • Grade Point Average: 71 %
    Seventy-one percent of the 2013-2014 CROP graduates and 64 percent of the random sample graduates that attended a public college in 2014-2015 had a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • College and Career: 78 %
    In 2014-2015, Seventy-eight percent of the 2013-2014 CROP graduates were enrolled in postsecondary education or employed full-time, compared to 68 percent of the random sample.
  • Continuing Education: 71%
    Seventy-one percent of the 2013-2014 CROP high school graduates with a standard diploma were enrolled in the Florida higher education system in 2014-2015.


C.R.O.P Application (You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Readerto open the file.)


Elizabeth Sanchez, MHC, MFT
College Reach-Out Program Coordinator
Barry University-Adrian Dominican School of Education
11300 NE 2nd Avenue Powers Building Room 249
Miami Shores, Florida 33161
Office: 305-899-3859

Silvia Reyes, PHD, LMHC, NCC, MFT
CARE Center Director
Barry University-Adrian Dominican School of Education
11300 NE 2nd Avenue Powers Building Room 231
Miami Shores, Florida 33161
Office: 305-899-4778