A postsecondary credential can increase a person’s lifetime earnings by 65%, reduce unemployment, and lower poverty. Yet only 14% of low-income students in Massachusetts earn a bachelor’s degree.
Barrio Bites intends to be more than an after-school program. Barrio Bites hungers to become an innovative non-profit model that uses cooking as a platform to enhance self-regulatory skills and supports for students which would transfer to college/career access and success. We want the public to understand the importance of this growing inequity. We want them to know they have agency in working to address this inequity in impactful ways, even if it’s something as small, yet meaningful, as hiring students to cater your next event. Together, the local community and Barrio Bites can provide educational/economic support to low-income students & their postsecondary aspirations.