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 Title I, Part C Education of Migratory Children


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​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.

Follow us on Twitter @GeorgiaMEP​ and Facebook for access to current news and updates in Georgia.

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

2022 Georgia MEP Summer Programs - Applications now Available!​​​

Summer programs are a pivotal element of Migrant Education Program (MEP)supplemental services. The summer time provides immense opportunities to extend learning and bridge any gaps caused by high mobility patterns and academic disruption during the regular school year. Additionally, services dedicated to out-of-school youth and dropouts increase during this time, providing a pathway for project plans from local educational agencies, community organizations, post-secondary educational institutions, etc.

Online applications for the following 2022 Georgia MEP Summer programs statewide are now available:

Georgia Southern University Middle School Summer Program - June 5-10, 2022
Georgia Southern University High School Summer Program - June 19-25, 2022
Valdosta State University Middle School Summer Program - June 5-10, 2022
Valdosta State University High School Summer Program ​- June 5-17, 2022

Deadline for submissions is April 25​, 2022​​

Watch the 2022 Georgia MEP Summer Programs promotional video​​​

Closing FY22 & Planning for FY23

​​​​​This webinar is designed to provide Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) with guidance and support to complete the 2021-2022 Migrant Education Program service delivery cycle for both regular school year and summer term project plans. The materials below will assist LEAs in designing, planning, implementing, and evaluating services to be delivered to migrant participants during the upcoming 2022-2023 school year:

Closing FY22 & Planning for FY23 Webinar Session​ (Recorded on May 2, 2022)

Closing FY22 & Planning for FY23 Presentation (PDF)

FY22 Implementation Plan Evaluation Form (Regular School Year)

FY22 Implementation Plan Evaluation Form (Summer Term)

FY23 Streamlined Implementation Form (Regular School Year) DUE JULY 15, 2022

2022 Georgia Migrant Student of the Year


Congratulations to Orlando Tellez-Baltazar for being recognized as the 2022 Migrant Student of the year! Orlando is currently attending Long County High School and after graduating, he plans to attend college and pursue a degree in engineering. When asked about his academic achievements, Orlando stated: “Although I was born and raised here in America, my family spent their lives in Mexico before relocating here. We have faced many challenges along the way with language barriers, finances, working strenuous jobs, and even in the education system. Through the migrant program with my school, my parents and I, myself, received support that helped bridge the gap between our different cultures. Although my parents knew very little about the American Educational System, they expected nothing but the best from me with my grades being no lower than an ​A. I have strived to always fulfill their requests of succeeding in school and making them proud."

FY22 Georgia MEP Online Learning Series

​The Georgia Migrant Education Program is committed to providing online resources for migrant youth, migrant parents, migrant staff and local educational agencies (LEAs).
Click HERE​ to access online learning series schedule.

Upcoming Georgia MEP Online Learning Series Events:

Thursday, October 21st - iSOSY Academic Resources

Thursday, November 18th - EL Math Resources & Strategies

Thursday, January 20th - MEP Working with Worksheets

Thursday, February 17th - MEP Family Engagement

Thursday, April 21st - MEP Summer Service Delivery​​

FY22 Identification & Recruitment/Professional Development Training 2- Resources and Materials

Below are the materials and resources for the first FY22 Identification & Recruitment (ID&R) and Professional Development (PD) Training conducted on March 1, 2022. 

CLICK HERE​ to watch the complete webinar recording. 

​​CLICK HERE​ to download the presentations and materials for each session as well as the supplemental materials connected to the professional development session.​​

Georgia MEP Summer '22 Project Planning - NEW UPDATE

As part of our commitment to supporting the efforts of the GaDOE Georgia’s Systems of Continuous Improvement, the Georgia Migrant Education Program provides LEAs with an online platform for designing, implementing, and evaluating their migrant summer project plans.​ The links below will help districts get started with planning for the summer 2002 term:

FY22 Summer Implementation Plan Form

FY22 Summer Implementation Plan Evaluation Form

Georgia MEP Roadmap to College

Students in the Migrant Education Program in grades 8-12 and their parents are invited to join the MEP and a representative from Agnes Scott College to learn more about writing a college essay, a requirement for applying to many 4-year institutions of higher learning. Students will also learn more about the types of colleges in Georgia to aid in choosing programs that suit their needs and interests.​

Click HERE to watch the Georgia MEP Roadmap to college webinar session.

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 OSY Connect Event​

The Georgia MEP OSY Connect Event is geared toward out-of-school youth who are interested in re-enrolling in high school, pursuing a High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED), or learning of other educational programs. Hear from several panelists, including a HEP/CAMP student, Telamon work force specialist, a HEP director, and a Parent Advisory Council leader. Click the link below to watch the video event:

Georgia MEP OSY Connect Event

FY22 Identification & Recruitment/Professional Development Training 1 - Resources and Materials

Below are the materials and resources for the first FY22 Identification & Recruitment (ID&R) and Professional Development (PD) Training conducted on August 11, 2021. 

CLICK HERE to watch the complete webinar recording. 

​​CLICK HERE to download the presentations and materials for each session as well as the supplemental materials connected to the professional development session.

Georgia MEP FY22 Project Planning - NEW UPDATE

As part of our commitment to supporting the efforts of the GaDOE Georgia’s Systems of Continuous Improvement, the Georgia Migrant Education Program provides LEAs with an online platform for designing, implementing, observing and evaluating their migrant project plans.​ The links listed below will help districts get started with planning for the 2021-2022 school year:

​​FY22 Implementation Plan (IP) Form

FY22 Implementation Plan (IP) Observation Form

FY22 Implementation Plan (IP) Evaluation Form​

NOTE: The deadline for Implementation Plan (IP) submissions for the 2021-2022 regular school year has been extended to August 15, 2021. ​

​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. 

  • ​The Preschool Initiative Consortium Incentive Grant (PI CIG) aims to increase parent engagement and improve migrant preschoolers’ academic performance. For more information visit:  http://www.preschoolinitiative.org/
  • Graduation and Outcomes for Success for Out-of-School Youth (GOSOSY) aims to identify and recruit, assess, and develop/deliver services to migrant out-of-school youth (OSY).  For more information visit: https://www.osymigrant.org/
  • The Identification & Recruitment Rapid Response Consortium (IRRC) aims to improve the proper and timely identification and recruitment (ID&R) of eligible migratory children. For more information visit: http://www.idr-consortium.net/​