The fundamental principle for all that we do at BARWIS is that we do what is best for those we are charged with helping. "If the people we work with today mean more to us than we do to ourselves, we will be good at our jobs." This is on the walls of our center, is engrained into our staff and is the concept from which our nonprofits evolved. In working with impoverished children in the community as well as individuals in our Neurological Reengineering Program, it became apparent there were complete voids in opportunities and resources for these people. That was not acceptable to me and thus the BARWIS 501(c)(3) nonprofits were created. The BARWIS First Step Foundation and Athletic Angels Foundation were developed to provide these individuals with tools and support they wouldn’t otherwise have access to in order to help them achieve their goals, whether to be walking again or receive mentoring to excel in daily life and school.

MIKE BARWIS  |   Founder & CEO

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of individuals with spinal cord injuries and neurological disorders by providing scholarships for a specialty recovery program called Neurological Reengineering. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged youth and their families in our communities by providing vital resources, experiences, mentoring and more.