Vikings LB Barr changing lives with his Foundation

December 04, 2018 07:42 PM

For Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr, it was the easiest decision he's made in a long time: getting involved in the Jeremiah Program.

The program focuses on giving single moms in college with children under the age of 8 the opportunity to go to school and provide funding for living assistance and to pursue further education.


"Since I grew up with a single mom I know first hand what it's like to be like these kids. They say it takes a village to raise children and I want them to have opportunities and to be happy in life," Barr told KSTP Sports at a holiday pizza party he threw on Tuesday in Minneapolis.

Barr handed out gifts for single moms and their children at the gathering.

"My grandmother and my aunt also made a big influence in my life, I'm so glad they could come in town and be a part of this event. It's about family and I'm very fortunate to have had a lot of love in mine," Barr added.

The Jeremiah Program aids nearly 40 families in the Minneapolis area. If you'd like to get involved in this program, you can find more information at

***CLICK PLAY ABOVE to watch the interview with Anthony Barr regarding the Jeremiah Program***

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