We believe in a two-generational approach to transforming the lives of single parents and their families.
It's about more than tuition.
Impact as Of RTB's 2018 Student Survey
Raise the Barr, established by LA-native, UCLA All-American and 4x NFL Pro-Bowler Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr, applies the two-generation model (2Gen) to assist low-income single parent students in Minnesota and California break out of the cycle of poverty by completing their post-secondary education.
Raise the Barr (RTB) collaborates with leaders in the 2Gen approach to provide single parent families access to a variety of comprehensive community resources such as affordable safe housing, career-track college education, quality early childhood education, empowerment and life-skills, and social capital within a supportive community.
Raise the Barr provides scholarships for tuition and other education expenses, emergency grants for unexpected financial needs, and other grants to expand post-secondary opportunities to single parent families.
Raise the Barr is a partner in the Aspen Institute Ascend Network, a network of leading nonprofit, philanthropic, research, and policy organizations incubating and implementing two-generation (2Gen) strategies across the country.
Upcoming Presentation: 2019 National Student Parent Symposium
Upcoming Event: Perfect Pairing Wine Tasting at Loyola High School Hosted by Anthony Barr
Anthony and Lori Barr Speak at the Aspen Institute
At the Aspen Institute’s Children and Families Forum, Lori and Anthony Barr joined the panel on Parenting in a New Age: Redefining Community and Systems to Ensure a Legacy of Opportunity. Click the video to hear Anthony’s heartfelt explanation for why he established Raise the Barr. See more photos →
RTB Funds Research to Help Colleges Across the USA
Raise the Barr and Anthony Barr announced a gift to support research at the University of Minnesota’s Student Parent HELP Center (SPHC). As Anthony explains, “ The goal is to learn important lessons from the work at SPHC that will guide other colleges on how to build successful programs for student parents.” Read more →
Anthony Revisits Loyola High School and Gives Back
Meet our Students
Pictured is one of our most recent scholarship recipients, Elecia Thomas, who is studying at Minneapolis College. Learn more about all of our scholarship recipients. Read more →
The Vikings held practice at Anthony’s high school Loyola High School in Los Angeles. Anthony recently made a $25,0000 personal gift (not from RTB) to support Loyola High School’s football team. This is the second gift Anthony has made to the team.
Anthony Meets the Press after Re-Signing
Anthony at Jeremiah