Bangor Area Recovery Network (BARN) to offer life, college, and work ready badge pathways through EMCC

August 21, 2019
eastern maine community college - BARN exterior in Brewer
The Bangor Area Recovery Network (BARN) , will begin to implement EMCC’s new badging initiative to people who are in recovery and seeking assistance through BARN.
The badge pathways were designed by EMCC Instructional Technologist, Nick Runco and Curriculum Designer, Megan London. The coursework intendeds to act as a guide for students who wish to take the next step in their education and life by picking up some valuable skills and having a credential of value to show for their work.
Students will be able to complete the work remotely or come to campus if they wish. Along with helping students take their first steps back into an education, helping students become comfortable with campus and the people on it is a great benefit of the badge program.
EMCC Student Navigator, Brian Welsh and BARN Recovery Coach Coordinator, Robert Fickett spoke about how a large common goal is to break down the stigma of someone going through recovery. That helping any of our community members better themselves while allowing them to be comfortable and do so at their own pace, is a great step in the right direction.
If you are interested in volunteering at BARN or learning more about their initiatives, visit or call 207.561.9444.