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2021 Georgia MEP K-12 Summer Programs


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. Click the links below for more information:

2021 Georgia MEP K-12 Summer Programs Flyer
2021 Georgia MEP k-12 Summer Programs List by School Districts​​

2021 Georgia MEP College Summer Programs

Applications for the following 2021 Georgia MEP Summer programs statewide are now available:

Middle School Program at Georgia Southern University, June 6-12, 2021

High School Program at Georgia Southern University, June 20-26, 2021

Middle School Program at Valdosta State University, June 6-11​, 2021

High School Program at Valdosta State University​, June 6-18, 2021

Click any of the links above to apply for the 2021 Summer programs.​​

2021 Migrant Student of the Year

Ms. Estefani Gomez-Cardenas is a distinguished senior at Colquitt County High School and part of the Migrant Education Program.  She is the proud daughter of Mr. Alfredo Gomez and Mrs. Carmen Cardenas. Through the rigors of school and challenges, she relied on her parents who gave continuous encouragement and pushed her to try hard every single day.  She does credit the Migrant Program with helping her throughout her academic career. Estefani plans to attend Valdosta State University and major in nursing. She is working towards accomplishing this goal while still attending high school by taking core college classes and working at Colquitt Regional Medical Center as a CNA.​


2021 Out-of-School Youth (OSY) Connect Event

Are you an out-of-school who is interested in re-enrolling in high school, pursuing a High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED), or learning about other educational programs? During this event, you will have the opportunity to listen to several panelists, including a HEP/CAMP student, Telamon workforce specialist, a HEP director, and a Parent Advisory Council leader. Join us - what you learn could help you achieve your goals!


Join us online on Sunday, May 16, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT):​CLICK HERE​

2021 MSIX Parent Workshop

As part of the Inspire and Innovate: the Migratory Parent Action Coalition (I2MPACT) consortium grant, the Georgia Migrant Education Program hosted a statewide parent workshop to discuss how the MSIX portal can help connect parents with their child’s education and health information.

MSIX Parent Workshop Webinar Recording: CLICK HERE

MSIX Parent Workshop Materials/Resources: CLICK HERE​​

Georgia MEP FY21 Closing and Planning for FY22

The following links below will help your districts close out FY21 project plans and get started with planning for FY22 as part of the Georgia's System of Continuous Improvement: ​
FY21 Closing & Planning for FY22 Presentation: CLICK HERE​​

FY21 Closing & Planning for FY22 Webinar Recording: CLICK HERE
FY21 Implementation Plan (IP) Form: CLICK HERE
FY21 Implementation Plan (IP) Observation Form: CLICK HERE​
FY21 Implementation Plan (IP) Evaluation Form: CLICK HERE​​
​FY21 Implementation Plan (IP) Summer Form: CLICK HERE
FY21 Implementation Plan (IP) Summer Evaluation Form: CLICK HERE
Georgia MEP Monthly Webinars

​The Georgia Migrant Education Program is committed to providing online resources for migrant youth, migrant parents, migrant staff and local educational agencies (LEAs). Click the links below to access our collection of online webinars:

Supporting Growth From Seed to Blossom​ (Sep 17, 2020)
Supp​orting Growth Info​graphic Models​

Building Literacy: Reading and Writing Leads to Success (Oct 15, 2020)

Digital Learning: Engaging Student Virtually​ (Nov 19, 2020)

Screening OSY for Language Proficiency via ​Online Language Screener​ (Dec 17, 2020)

Engaging Learners (Jan 21, 2021)​

Preschool STEAM Learning Activities (Feb 18, 2021)
Preschool STEAM Learning Acti​vities Materials/Resources Download

SLIFE Video ​(Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education, March 18, 2021)
SLIFE Presentation​

Minimizing Summer Slide: Strategies to Reduce Academic Loss​ (April 15, 2021)
Minimizing Summer Slide Materials

Ending the Year on a High Note (May 20, 2021)
Ending the Year on a High Note Presentation

Click here for upcoming webinar series schedule​​​

Online Materials and Webinar Resources

Below you will find online materials and webinar resources related to Title I Part C, Education of Migratory Children:​

Virtual College Day (December 7, 2020)
Georgia Southern University - Virtual College Day

​Virtual College Day​ (October 17, 2020)
Middle Georgia State University - Virtual College Day​

Family Literacy Video:
"Padres Como Maestros en Casa" (Spanish) - August 21, 2020

Identification and Recruitment (ID&R) Protocol During School Closure Training PowerPoint and webinar recording presented on May 7, 2020: 
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/873482130692181251?assets=true

The webinar recording presented May 5, 2020 by all four MEP consortia: GOSOSY, MiraCORE, Pre-School Initiative (PI), and the IRRC Consortium can be accessed here: 
https://www.osymigrant.org/Newsite/educat/What'sNew.html ​

For additional information please contact the State ID&R coordinator and or your respective Regional MEP Office.​

​2020 Georgia Migrant Student of the Year Award

Ms. Paola E. Lopez is a Migrant Education student of Jeff-Davis County Schools. She was born in Baxley, Georgia and is the proud daughter of Jose and Maria Lopez. Growing up Paola saw how hard her parents worked in the fields. They spent countless hours in the cold and in the heat working in agriculture hard laboring jobs. It was difficult for her to see her parents working so hard every day so that they could give her sister and Paola a better life. She decided to give her parents something in return for their hard work so she focused on her academics. Paola put all her efforts in her studies and acknowledges that she was able to improve her grades with the help of the Migrant Education Program. Paola is currently enlisted with the Army and will leave for basic training in the month of July. When she finishes with basic training, she plans to also enroll in college to study criminal justice. Her ultimate dream is one day have a place in the FBI and be successful in everything she sets her mind to do. It is an honor for the Georgia Migrant Education Program to present the Migrant Student of the Year award to Ms. Lopez.​

See our official Tweet announcement HERE​


Local Migrant Staff Presented with Award
Roberto Aguilar was presented with the “Pioneer in Education” award in recognition for his work as a Student Service Provider for the Migrant community of Rabun County. The congratulates him for his dedication to serving migrant children & youth in his district!

Georgia MEP Forms & Documents Page - New Updates!

In an effort to continue to keep our resources current for our districts, the Georgia MEP Forms & Documents page has been updated to incorporate the most up-to-date resources available to download.

CLICK HERE
 to access the Georgia MEP Forms & Documents page.



2019 Georgia MEP Summer Programs (Information & Resources)

Georgia MEP summer programs are pivotal in providing supplemental services to migrant children and youth statewide. The summer time provides immense opportunities for extended learning to help bridge gaps caused by high mobility patterns and academic disruption migrant children and youth face during the regular school year. The summer programs offered statewide provide supplemental academic services for migrant students in school (K-12) in addition to non-academic supplemental services dedicated to migrant youth not enrolled in school such as out-of-school Youth (OSY) and dropouts (DO) migrant participants. The coordination of efforts, design, implementation, and evaluation of summer project plans demonstrates the commitment of local educational agencies, community partners, local and or state non-profit organizations, post-secondary educational institutions, etc. to providing the services migrant children need in order to succeed not only in school but in their own communities as well. 

For more information about Georgia MEP Summer programs available in 2019, please download the resources below:

2019 Georgia MEP Summer Programs Flyer (English/Spanish)
2019 Georgia MEP List of Summer Programs by County  ​                         
2019 Georgia MEP Regional Service Areas Map​                                 

FY19 Summer Implementation Plan (IP) Form

As part of our commitment to supporting the efforts of the GaDOE Georgia’s System of Continuous Improvement, the Georgia Migrant Education Program has created an online form for projecting services to be provided to migrant children and youth during the Summer of 2019.

CLICK HERE​ to access the FY19 Summer IP form

CLICK HERE​ to access the FY19 Summer IP Evaluation Form

CLICK HERE​​​​ to complete the FY19 Implementation Plan (IP) Observation Form

2019 Georgia MEP Summer Program Applications NOW AVAILABLE​ 

Applications for the 2019 Georgia MEP Summer programs statewide are now available for download. CLICK HERE to download all applications for the following 2019 Summer programs: 

  • High School Leadership Academy at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College,       June 2-14, 2019

  • Middle School Program at Valdosta State University, June 2-7, 2019

  • Middle School Program at Georgia Southern University, June 2-8, 2019

You may also download and complete online any of the 2019 Georgia MEP Summer program applications. CLICK HERE​ to begin.​​


FY19 Title I, Part C - Education of Migratory Children Required Trainings

3rd Identification and Recruitment/Data/Professional Development Training dates:


Region 1 MEP North: Gainesville, GA       April 23, 2019             from 8:30 to 4:00pm

Region 1 MEP South: Brooklet, GA           April 25, 2019             from 8:30 to 4:00pm 

Region 2 MEP:            Lenox, GA              May 1, 2019               from 8:30 to 4:00pm

Audience:  Districts receiving a direct FY19 allocation from GaMEP. 

FY18 Georgia MEP Required Trainings​​

Title I, Part C – Education of Migratory Children (MEP) 2nd Identification and Recruitment/Data/Professional Development Training. 

  • November 28 Region 1 MEP South: Brooklet, GA; 8:30-4:00 pm                           

  • December 06   Region 1 MEP North: Gainesville, GA; 8:30-4:00 pm     

  • November 30  Region 2 MEP:  Lenox, GA; 8:30- 4:00 pm

Audience:  Districts receiving a direct FY18 allocation from GaMEP.​

​​​2017-2018 Georgia MEP Project Planning 

The following links below will help your district get started on the 2017-2018 Georgia MEP project planning as part of the Georgia's System of Continuous Improvement: ​
Georgia's System of Continuous Improvement Webinars: CLICK HERE​
Georgia MEP FY18 Project Planning Presentation (.pptx): CLICK HERE​ 
FY18 Implementation Plan (IP) Form: CLICK HERE​
FY18 Implementation Plan (IP) Observation Form: CLICK HERE​

2018 Georgia MEP Summer Programs

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. Click the links below for more information:​

2018 Georgia MEP Summer Programs General Information​
2018 Georgia MEP Summer Programs Poster (English)​
2018 Georgia MEP Summer Programs​ (Spanish)​

FY18 Georgia MEP Required Trainings​​

Title I, Part C – Education of Migratory Children (MEP) 3rd Identification and Recruitment/Data/Professional Development Training. 

  • Region 1 MEP North: May 01, 2018; Gainesville, GA; 8:30-3:30 pm      

  • Region 1 MEP South: May 09, 2018; Brooklet, GA; 8:30-3:30 pm                            

  • Region 2 MEP:  April 26, 2018;  Lenox, GA; 8:30- 3:30 pm

 Audience:  Districts receiving a direct FY18 allocation from GaMEP.​

In preparation for the above trainings, you may review the following two webinars:

​Upload your DOK/Close Reading Activity HERE​

2018 Georgia MEP Summer Program Applications NOW AVAILABLE​ 

Applications for the 2018 Georgia MEP Summer programs statewide are now available for download. CLICK HERE to download a zip file containing all applications for the following 2018 Summer programs: 

  • Leadership Academy at ABAC, June 3-15, 2018

  • Middle School Program at Valdosta State University, June 3-8, 2018

You may also download and complete online any of the 2018 Georgia MEP Summer program applications. CLICK HERE​ to begin.​​

2017 Georgia MEP Summer Programs

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 instutions, etc. Click the link below for more information:

2017 Georgia MEPSummer Programs Poster (English)

2017 Georgia MEP Summer Programs  (Spanish)

2017 Georgia MEP Summer Program Details​


2017 Georgia MEP Summer Program Applications NOW AVAILABLE

Applications for all 2017 Georgia MEP Summer programs statewide are now available for download. CLICK HERE to download a zip file containing all applications for the following 2017 Summer programs: 

  • Leadership Academy at ABAC, June 4-16, 2017
  • Leadership Without Limits at the University of Georgia, June 5-15, 2017
  • GAMEP 9th Grade Leadership Academy at ABAC, June 4-9, 2017
  • Middle School Program at Georgia Southern University, June 4-10, 2017
  • Middle School Program at Valdosta State University, June 4-9, 2017
You may also download and complete online any of the 2017 Georgia MEP Summer program applications. CLICK HERE​ to begin.​

2016 Georgia MEP State Conference 

Thank you for attending the 2016 Georgia MEP Conference! All of our presentations are now available for download as a zip file at the link below:

2016 GaMEP Conference Presentations (File Download)​ 

The 2016 Georgia MEP Conference will take place on Wednesday, December 7 and Thursday, December 8 at the University of Georgia - Center for Continuing Education in Athens. This year's theme is "Expanding the Migratory Journey."

At this event, migrant staff, school districts, educators, community partners, and other stakeholders from across the state will collaborate to exchange ideas, strategies, and best practices for providing services to best meet the educational needs of migrant children and youth in Georgia. Make sure to save the date!


What:   2016 Georgia Migrant Education Program Conference

When:  December 7-8, 2016

Where: The University of Georgia - Center for Continuing Education
             1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602​
             (706) 542-3537

Registration: Click HERE to complete your conference registration

Lodging: Click HERE​ to make your hotel reservation online before 11/9/2016. IMPORTANT: Make sure to use block code 87426 when booking your hotel reservation. For further assistance booking your hotel, please call the UGA Hotel & Conference Center at 706-542-2134 (toll free: 800-884-1381)

Agenda: Click HERE to download conference agenda

Interested in Presenting at the 2016 Georgia MEP State Conference? Please click the link below to submit an official request for presentation:

2016 Georgia MEP State Conference - Request for Presentation Form​​

2015 Georgia MEP State Conference 

2015 GaMEP State Conference Presentations Download (zip file)​ 

The 2015 Georgia MEP Conference will take place on Wednesday, December 2 and Thursday, December 3 at the Macon Marriott City Center. This year's theme is "Moving Migrant Students Forward". At this event, migrant staff, school districts, educators, community partners and other stakeholders from across the state will collaborate to exchange ideas, strategies and best practices for serving the educational needs of migrant children and youth in Georgia. Make sure to save the date!

What:   2015 Georgia Migrant Education Program Conference

When:  December 2-3, 2015

Where: Macon Marriott City Center
             240 Coliseum Dr​, Macon, GA 31217​
             (478) 621-5300

Registration: Click HERE to complete your conference registration

Lodging: Click HERE to make your hotel reservation before November 1

Agenda: Click HERE to download conference agenda

Interested in Presenting at the 2015 Georgia MEP State Conference? Please click the link below to submit an official request for presentation:
2015 Georgia MEP State Conference - Request for Presentation Form

New Employees & Contracted Personnel

2013-2014 Statewide Program Evaluation Report

The most recent 2013–2014 statewide evaluation report has been conducted and completed by the Georgia MEP. As per OME guidelines, this report was created in order to gauge effective project planning practices as well as academic and supplemental services provided to meet the needs of migrant children and youth at the local district level. ​You may access and download the 2013-2014 Statewide Evaluation Report HERE​

2014 Georgia Migrant Education Program Conference

The 2014 Georgia MEP Conference will take place on Wednesday, December 10 and Thursday, December 11 at the Macon Marriott City Center. This year's theme is "Harvesting . This year's theme is "Harvesting sure to save the date!

VSU Hosted College Day Experience for Migrant High School Student​

VALDOSTA – Valdosta State University hosted approximately 170 migrant students and family members for a College Day Experience program Saturday, Oct. 18.​​ Click here to continue to article.​

Georgia Migrant Education Program Consortium

The Georgia MEP is pleased to introduce the Georgia Migrant Education program Consortium in partnership with Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) in Tifiton. ABAC’s Migrant Education Consortium Program currently serves eligible Migrant students (ages 3 – 22) in Georgia’s non-direct funded counties. The goal is to assure that all eligible Migrant students are receiving appropriate supplemental services to reach their academic potential.​


 

​Please click on the image above to visit their site (link also available from Georgia MEP Helpful Links​)

Georgia MEP Publications Page Now Available!

The Georgia MEP is proud to announce our new publications page. In there, you will find numerous publication resources completely free for printing and distribution by districts and stakeholders of the Georgia MEP. Please visit our publications page at Georgia MEP Publications​.

2013 Statewide CNA/SDP Report Now Available!

After months of hard work​ with our stakeholders, migrant parents and other agencies statewide, we have finally completed the new Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) and Service Delivery Plan (SDP) report. You may access the complete report by clicking here​ or by visiting the Georgia MEP Program Information page on the link to the right.​

 

 

The Georgia Migrant Education Program is The Georgia Migrant Education Program is on Twitter!

Follow the Georgia Migrant Education Program @GeorgiaMEP on Twitter to get access to current news, updates and all-things migrant happening across the state.

Visit our twitter page at https://twitter.com/Georgiamep​​​

 

Scott Castro was born in Pasco County, Florida; he is the youngest of 5 brothers and 5 sisters; his family moved from Florida when he was very young and he started his first days of school at the Coastal Georgia Head Start in Collins Georgia.  Scott went to Reidsville Elementary, transferred to a school in Florida due to family work in agriculture, also he went to Toombs County Middle School, a school in Dalton Georgia where he attended Dalton West Side Middle School for over 6 months, later he moved back home to Tattnall County with his father and began attending school in Reidsville Middle School; it was nearing the end of his 6th grade year’ when he was again forced to transfer schools; this time to Clinton, North Carolina. His father got a job contract in North Carolina to pick and load cucumbers, bell peppers, jalapenos, and eggplants for a local farmer. Scott always helped his dad in his work, anything he could do from working in the fields to handling paper work, he would do it. He started his 9th grade year at Hobbton High School in Newton Grove North Carolina. He attended school there for three months until his father’s work was finished and they were forced to move back to Tattnall County, and to start at Tattnall County High. There Scott continued to work for his father after school, on the weekends, and holidays and he also has his own job of working in chicken houses right after school. Scott struggled at home due to my family’s problems; although he tried to not allow this to affect his school, at times it did. Scott has been given a lot of obstacles throughout his life that have given him thoughts of quitting school and sticking to working because that is all he has ever known and seen. But, due to the fact that he has a very supportive family and also an amazing staff to look up to at Tattnall County High, he has made it and he is going to graduate as an honor graduate from Tattnall County High School on May 24, 2013.​

 

Scott received the 2013 Migrant Student of the Year Award during the Superintendent's Recognition Ceremony held at the Georgia Department of Education on May 17, 2013. The Georgia Migrant Education Program wishes Scott the best in his future endeavors!

 

2012 Georgia Migrant Education Program State Conference

 
  • 2012 GA MEP State Conference AGENDA

  • 2012 GA MEP State Conference CONCURRENT SESSIONS

  • 2012 GA MEP State Conference Presentations

2012 Summer Programs in Georgia 

 
 

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, and the state Migrant Education Program.

Click on these links for information about Title I, Part C Migrant Education Summer Programs in Georgia for 2012:

  
2011 Migrant Student of the Year – Jamie Ornelas
 
 
 

Jamie Ornelas graduated from Tattnall County High School with a 4.0 G.P.A. and as an Honors Graduate of Excellence. To achieve that honor, 70% of a student’s courses must be Honors or A.P. classes. Jamie stated the most difficult part of high school was being unable to go out with her friends because she had to stay home and study “but it was worth it”, she said. In her spare time, Jamie played for the school’s soccer team. Jamie developed her interest in business while working for her father. She ran the payroll and performed administrative tasks in her father’s business. Seeing how responsible Jamie was at work, her father encouraged her to pursue this area of study. In high school, she enrolled in accounting and businesses classes to further her passion for Business studies.

Jamie will be attending Brewton Parker College in the fall and will pursue a major in Business Management and Accounting. Because of all her hard work, Jamie is a recipient of the Hope Scholarship and will receive an athletic scholarship to play soccer for the Lady Barons as a forward. Jamie would like to credit her success to Autumn Hall, Migrant Support Staff for Tattnall County High School, for encouraging her to attend college. Jamie has two older brothers and two younger siblings and she is the first in her family to attend college.

2010 Georgia Migrant Education Program Conference

 
 
 

This will be the fifth year that the Georgia Migrant Education Program collaborates with Valdosta State University and the College of Education in order to find new and innovative ways to serve, support and foster the academic achievement of the Migrant population in the state.

The goal of this conference is to bring public schools, colleges, community organizations, and supportive individuals together to increase the knowledge, understanding, and awareness of the issues surrounding access to higher education for migrant students. This year, we will offer sessions focusing on Georgia Migrant Education Program reports, updates and current efforts and initiatives statewide, new Migrant Education Program eligibility requirements, migrant parental engagement, scholarships, and leadership opportunities for migrant students among others.

 

The conference is scheduled for Monday, December 13th, from 11:00 - 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday, December 14th, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. at the University Center in Valdosta State University.

For more information, please call the Southern Pine Migrant Education Agency at 1-866-505-3182

 
2010 Georgia Migrant Education Honor Graduate

 

Congratulations to Yeni Y. Hernandez, recipient of the 2010 Georgia Migrant Education Honor Graduate at the Excellent Recognition Program ceremony. Yeni has expressed her desire to foster her educational experience and is considering post-secondary educational opportunities (college or research university) in her native Mexico. She is interested in all the academic possibilities that a college education has to offer and has not yet decided what degree she has her heart set on. Yeni noted that regardless of where her college experience may take place, she will certainly take the wealth of knowledge and academic excellence from her Georgia high school: Franklin County High School. Yeni is very proud to be the first generation to graduate from high school in her family and to have done so as a migrant student. Hard work and dedication are the driving forces in all personal and academic endeavors and she hopes that she may be an inspiration for other migrant students in Georgia.

In the picture above: Yeni Y. Hernandez, 2010 Georgia Migrant Education Honor Graduate, in company of her mom (left) and Maria Rodriguez (right), Migrant Consortium Education Outreach Specialist.​​​​​​

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