Our Mission

To empower veterans transitioning or in need of training for the civilian workforce by providing resources and funding for vocational & certificate training, books, tools, classroom supplies, and certification fees.

Our Vision

Inspiring veterans to reshape their future and build prosperous lives as civilians in their chosen career path. 

Three generations of Veterans serving Veterans.

Dr. John P. Barrett Family Foundation was established in 2013 by Dr. John P. Barrett and his family. With three consecutive generations of veterans in his family and the desire to continue supporting education, the foundation decided to re-direct the focus to veterans forming the Barrett Family Veterans Advocacy organization. The change of focus is based on the deep sense of patriotism and gratitude to individuals who served to protect our country.

John Paul Barrett Sr. – 1940

Dr. John P. Barrett Jr. – 1972

Brian C. Barrett Sr. – 1991

Warrior to Welder
Tactical to Technical
Infantry to Industry

Are you trying to transition to a civilian career? We work with veterans and assist them with funding their transition from military life to civilian life by providing funding for vocational and certificate programs.



Through our partnerships, we strive to reach all eligible veterans in Pinellas County, Florida.


We have partnered with St. Petersburg College to provide certificate programs to eligible veterans.


Partnering with Pinellas Technical College allows us to provide vocational training in many in-demand fields.


The Veterans Administration can only do so much. We have partnered with them to find eligible veterans.