Focus on the whole student
In every interaction with – or discussion about – students, BARR educators address students’ academic, emotional, social, and physical needs.
Under the model, teachers work to better understand and build on students’ strengths, proactively address the non-academic reasons why they may fall behind in school, and identify what they need to thrive.
When students enter a large high school, they are a number - they use it for lunch, for attendance, for books. BARR allows our students to have an identity and they have a team of teachers who know their story.
BARR Center Awarded $13M Grant as National Expansion Accelerates
BARR Center’s Network for School Improvement (NSI) grant funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will expand its national footprint with a focus on Black, Latinx and low-income students.Read More
BARR Center Featured on the “Class Dismissed” Podcast
Angela Jerabek is interviewed on the Class Dismissed podcast about BARR's development and success.Read More
MultiBriefs: How asset-based programs help K-12 education
MultiBrief looks at the benefits of BARR as a strength-based education model.Read More