Building Assets, Reducing Risks
Building Assets, Reducing Risks (BARR) is a strengths-based model that provides schools with a comprehensive approach to meeting the academic, social, and emotional needs of all students. Schools within the BARR Network harness the power of data and relationships to empower all students to thrive within and outside the classroom.
Designed by an educator, the BARR model is rooted in the belief that growth is possible and within reach for every school, with the same students and the same teachers.
Our mission is to create equitable schools so that every student, regardless of race, ethnicity, or economic status has access to a high-quality education where adults know them, recognize their strengths, and help them succeed.
The BARR Network
The BARR model has created powerful results in schools big and small, urban, rural, and suburban, underserved and well-resourced.
BARR’s proven track record of success has won support from the U.S. Department of Education to expand the network to 250 schools across the country by 2021.
We have the tools to understand and build on students’ strengths, proactively address outside barriers, and identify what students need to thrive within and outside the classroom.