Barry University Awarded $15,000 by Wells Fargo-Harry Kramer Memorial Fund
The Counseling Department in Barry University’s Adrian Dominican School of Education was granted a total of $15,000 for 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 by Wells Fargo-Harry Kramer Memorial Fund to provide an Educational Enrichment Series for CROP students within 6-12th grade.
The Educational Enrichment Series, engaged CROP middle and high school students in study, research, classroom and laboratory experiments, college exploration, and math, literacy, science, writing skills, art based activities i.e. poetry, acting, dancing, music and painting, photography, and special presentations that focus on diversity, educational opportunities, and sociolinguistic, critical thinking, and conflict resolution skills. These activities involved college students, faculty and staff whom served as role models and mentors. This unique program addressed the root of underachievement, promotes youth development skills and supports the various learning styles of youth. As a result of this innovative program, CROP participants were academically and personally enriched.
Since 1999, The College Reach-Out Program of Barry University combined with community and university expertise and resources has motivated and prepared educationally disadvantaged and low income students to pursue and successfully complete a college education.
Barry University Awarded $85,000 by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
In 2011, The Counseling Department in Barry University’s Adrian Dominican School of Education was awarded an $85,000 grant by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) to launch an HIV, Hepatitis and substance abuse prevention program.
Barry University Project SAFE “Student Affirmation For Empowerment” was a campus based prevention educational program to educate and empower young adults on issues of Substance Abuse, HIV and Hepatitis through the provision of prevention, awareness and educational campus activities.
Project SAFE utilized different mediums to directly increase access to comprehensive integrated services that increased awareness of the impact and risk of Substance Abuse, HIV and Hepatitis among young adults. Its goal was to reduce the risks of Substance Abuse, HIV and Hepatitis infection though outreach awareness activities, prevention educational workshops, free screening and testing, and counseling. Project SAFE developed and provided monthly prevention educational workshops and awareness activities that were available throughout the University campus and school year.
Project SAFE was designed to focus on engaging, education and empowering university students regarding risk reduction behaviors and messages, decision-making skills, and community resources and how to access them. All the workshops sessions were peer led, interactive and contain activities designed to keep the university students engaged in the educational and skills building process.
Barry University Awarded $10,000 by AVON Foundation for Women
The Counseling Department in Barry University’s Adrian Dominican School of Education was awarded $10,000 in 2011 by the AVON Foundation for Women for the m.powerment by mark Healthy Relationship Peer Educator Program. The Healthy Relationship Peer Educator Program was one of 23 programs selected from more than 100 applications from across the nation.
Award funds were used to train and establish a network of Peer Educators (Barry University Counseling students) to provide preventive education on dating abuse/violence, sexual assault, harassment and stalking, to increase awareness of resources available and to promote healthy relationships among Barry University students.
Barry University Awarded $190,000 by Florida Department of Education
In 2011, Barry University Adrian Dominican School of Education's Counseling, and Reading and Literacy Department were awarded a $190,095 grant from the Florida Department of Education (combined state and federal funds).
Funding from the grant provided mentoring, individual and group counseling, tutoring and leadership development services to 150 middle and high school students (grades 6-12) during 2011. Of the 94 grant applications received, only 18 were funded.
Barry University's College Reach-Out Program Awarded multiple funding grants by the Florida Department of Education
Since 1999, The Counseling Department in Barry University’s Adrian Dominican School of Education has received over $520,000 grant awards from the Florida Department of Education to continue its one-of-a-kind College Reach-Out Program (CROP).
Barry counselors conducted individual group and family counseling sessions as well as psycho-educational workshops in the schools, which provided students with the skills necessary to achieve academic success. Barry's CROP helped parents as well, providing college access services that supported their child's goals toward a college education. The program also organized summer college readiness programs and field trips for CROP students to various colleges and universities across the state.
Barry University’s College Reach-Out Program is the only program of its kind in the state of Florida to provide counseling services to CROP students and their families in addition to academic support services.
Success University Program
The CARE Center was awarded $22,428 for 2013-2014 Success University, a program of the Miami Beach Service Partnership to impact youth and families in accordance with The Children’s Trust and City of Miami Beach.
The Success University Program offers a variety of programming to reduce truancy and prepare our youth and families for success. The primary goal of the program is to address the root causes of excessive absences for our middle and high school students, while providing support for families that are experiencing the negative influences of community stress factors.
Adrian Dominican School of Education Graduate students are trained to work with youth and families who have not had access to educational and economic opportunities, preparing youth for academic success and strengthening families through the provision of:
- Intake and Assessments
- Care Plan Contact and Follow-up Services
- Mental Health Assessments
- Individual and Family Counseling sessions
Parent-Child Home Program
The CARE Center was awarded $59,500 for the 2013-2014 Parent-Child Home Program, for parents with children ages 15 months-4 years of age in accordance with The Children's Trust and City of Miami Beach.
The Parent-Child Home Program is an evidenced-based research-validated early childhood literacy, parenting, and school readiness program.
Adrian Dominican School of Education graduate students will be trained to work with families who have not had access to educational and economic opportunities, preparing children for academic success and strengthening families through intensive modeling behaviors.
Across the country, millions of children begin kindergarten unprepared. They are "left behind" as early as the first day of school. These children have not adequately experienced quality verbal interaction or books. They have not been exposed to play and interactive experiences that encourage problem-solving and appropriate social-emotional development. They do not have the language skills they need to successfully interact with their teachers and their classmates. They may not be able to control their behaviors or emotions as well as other students. They may have heard more discouragements than encouragements. Without the skills they need to successfully adjust to the classroom, they begin their academic careers behind their peers. Many of these children will never catch up.
The Parent-Child Home Program bridges this "preparation gap" by helping families challenged by poverty, limited education, language and literacy barriers, and other obstacles to school success prepare their children to enter school ready to be in the classroom.