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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.​​​​​​