Identify, recruit and support migrant families by providing services that effectively allow them to achieve their educational goals.
What is the Migrant Education Program (MEP)?
The MEP is a national program designed to meet the unique needs of children of migratory agricultural workers. The program was established in 1966 by an amendment to Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. It provides both supplemental educational and support services.
What does the program provide?
Services may vary from one school or district to another depending upon the number of students identified and their needs. Direct services include, but are not limited to:
- Referrals to food banks, clothing banks, low cost medical services and clinics, GED classes, citizenship classes, adult education, legal services and other community agencies.
- Assistance with summer school enrollment and tuition.
- Transfer of student records to and from Mexico through the Bi-national Program.
- Scholarship assistance for outstanding migrant students.
- Youth guidance and education support.
- Supplemental instructional services.