Programs & Initiatives

Families/Las Familias

The Migrant Education Program works to ensure that migrant children fully benefit from the same free public education provided to other children. This program offers services to help reduce the educational disruptions and other problems that result from repeated moves.

Every day you are faced with making decisions, and how well you make them can be affected by whether you are able to read, write, and speak English, and whether you have an understanding of how American culture works. You want to give your children every advantage you can in life. The Migrant Education Program is one of those advantages.

What does the program offer?

A variety of services are available to migrant students in addition to the educational services provided by your school district. All services are provided free of charge. Some of the services that may be available include:

  • Even Start childcare
  • Preschool and daycare services
  • After-school educational programs
  • Tutoring and homework help
  • Adult education (GED and ESL)
  • College scholarships
  • Transportation
  • Free and reduced lunches
  • Summer programs

Ask your migrant recruiter about the services in your school district.

How do I qualify?

To be eligible for this opportunity, you must have moved to a new community within the past three years and have worked or are working at an agricultural job. This may include:

  • Planting, cultivating, or harvesting seasonal crops
  • Packing, processing, or transporting food products
  • Livestock or ranching
  • Nursery or grain elevator work

Note : Landscaping does not qualify

How can I help my child be successful?

  • Make your children’s education your priority and theirs. Make sure the school knows you value your children’s education.
  • Ask for programs and any options available that can enhance your child’s education and to accrue credits so that he/she can graduate on time.
  • Contact the school and ask about your child’s progress.
  • Support your child and show them that you are interested in his/her education.
  • Contact the school to discuss, in advance, options for accommodating only the most essential required absences.

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