About Migrant Education
The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is a federally-funded program designed to
support comprehensive educational programs for migrant children to help reduce the educational disruption and other problems that result from repeated moves.
For more information about the Georgia MEP, please click on the links below:
For additional information such as program, please visit the Georgia MEP "Areas of Interest" section to the right.
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Welcome to Georgia!
WELCOME TO GEORGIA! If you know of any migrant families or youth moving to our state, connect with our Georgia MEP Identification & Recruitment (ID&R) team.
Click here to learn more about our ID&R team and the different areas they cover.
RECENT NEWS & UPDATES
2024 Georgia MEP Summer Program Online Application
The Georgia Department of Education's Title I, Part C - Education of Migratory Children has identified high school dropout prevention and increased awareness of post-secondary opportunities for migrant students as a priority. Through coordination with various universities in Georgia, the Georgia MEP provides middle and high school priority for service (PFS) students the opportunity to apply for these residential summer programs each year.
2024 Summer program camp offerings:
- Georgia Sothern University (GSU) - Middle School Program (June 2nd - June 7th)
- Valdosta State University (VSU) - High School Program (June 2nd - June 9th)
- University of Georgia (UGA) - High School Program (June 24th - June 28th)
Deadline for all Georgia MEP Summer Camp applications: April 15, 2024
USED Education of Migratory Children Fact Sheet
Protecting Access to Education for Migratory Children: A Resource for Families and Educators - June 2023 (PDF)
FY24 Georgia MEP Program Planning
FY24 Streamlined Implementation Plan (IP) Summer Form
FY24 Streamlined Implementation Plan (IP) Form
FY24 Implementation Plan Observation Form
FY24 Self-Reflective Fidelity of Implementation Evaluation Form
FY24 Streamlined Implementation Plan (IP) Evaluation Form
FY 23 Identification & Recruitment/Data/Professional Development Training 1 - Resources and Materials
the GaDOE requires that direct-funded MEP staff and the ABAC consortium staff be trained to complete the various responsibilities and reports associated with this grant. The training sessions include Identification and Recruitment (ID&R), data reporting topics, and instructional professional development.
Below are the materials and resources for the first FY23 Identification & Recruitment (ID&R), Data and Professional Development (PD) Training conducted on August 12, 2022.
CLICK HERE to access the webinar recording.
CLICK HERE to download all the presentations and materials for each session as well as any supplemental materials connected to the professional development session.
FY 23 Georgia MEP Re-Sign Training
This training is designed to provide school district migrant staff and contacts with an overview of the Re-sign process for the Georgia MEP:
FY23 Georgia MEP Re-Sign Training (Webinar Recording - August 4, 2022)
FY23 Georgia MEP Re-Sign Training Presentation (PDF)
Georgia MEP ID&R Course Videos:
Success Stories of Students in the Migrant Education Program
The following student stories celebrate the success of migrant participants with the support of the Georgia Migrant Education Program. Each story speaks to the contributions of educators, migrant staff, school administrators, local districts, community partners and migrant parents in helping migrant participants reach their highest potential.
It is our hope that the success stories presented in this publication serve as a source of inspiration to other migrant students and parents, and that it becomes a valuable resource for engaging in dialogue with interested agencies and community leaders working together to not only enhance the services provided to migrant students and families but also to provide them with a better quality of life in their communities. Click on the image below to access the complete PDF publication:
Georgia MEP's Consortium Incentive Grants
The U.S. Department of Education awarded four continuation Consortium Incentive Grants (CIGs) to 33 participating States. The CIG program provides financial incentives to SEAs to improve the interstate or intrastate coordination of migrant education programs by addressing key academic needs of migratory children who have their education interrupted. The Georgia Migrant Education Program (GaMEP) has participated in three of the four funded CIG programs since 2015.
Inspire and Innovate: The Migratory Parent Action Coalition (I2MPACT) is a Consortium Incentive Grant (CIG) designed to support state migrant education programs (MEPs) to increase migratory parent engagement and empowerment. For more information visit: https://www.i2mpact.org/
The Innovative Strategies for OSY and Secondary Youth (iSOSY) is a Consortium Incentive Grant (CIG) which develops resources and materials to address the needs of migratory youth. Our products help students identify and achieve their academic and career goals with support from innovative technology. Through collaboration among member states, we expand capacity at the state and local levels to support the success of out-of-school youth (OSY) and secondary students who are at risk of dropping out of high school. For more information visit: https://www.osymigrant.org/
IDRC (Identification and Recruitment Consortium) is one of four OME-funded Consortium Incentive Grants. The mission of IDRC is to develop resources, strategies, best practices, and creative solutions whose purpose is to improve and enhance ID&R activities in our 32 IDRC member states. For more information visit: https://www.idr-consortium.net/