What is the Migrant Education Program?
Migrant Education is a United States Department of Education program that provides supplemental educational and support services to eligible migrant children. These services help children of migrant workers overcome the disruption to their education and other obstacles they encounter. The Migrant Education Pro- gram is based on the premise that poverty, mobility and school achievement are related and that children who are both poor and migratory are more likely to have difficulty in school.
Who are Migrant Workers?
Migrant workers seek temporary or seasonal work in agriculture, fishing or related industries including food processing. They follow the growing season across the country and cultivate and harvest fruits, vegetables, and many other products. Migrant students are affected by the constant traveling during the school year.
Who is eligible?
- Migrant child must have moved within the past 36 months.
- Child has not graduated from high school.
- The child is younger than 22 years of age.
- The work meets the definition of agriculture or fishing work.
- Career Awareness
- Parent Involvement Training
- Referrals to CAMP (College Assistance Migrant Program)
- GED Classes (HEP)
- Medical/Dental Emergency Services
- Transportation (on emergency basis)
- School Supplies
- Assistance with completing forms
- Referrals to community agencies and/or programs