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.