Migrant Education Program (MEP) Services

It is the mission of the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit’s Migrant Education Program to assist and support children of migrant farm workers to ensure their success academically, socially, and developmentally and to help them reach their fullest potential. 

An important part of this program involves recruitment. A Recruitment Coordinator works in collaboration with school districts, growers, and community agencies to identify families who qualify for the Migrant Education Program services. Additionally, the program employs Student Support Specialists (SSS) who offer after school and summer academic support. An important part of the program is parent involvement. Parent Involvement Coordinators ensure that the parents of our migrant students are also supported and active in their child's education.

Qualifications

Migrant Child:

A child age 3-21 who has moved across a school district line with/or to join a migrant parent who obtains temporary or seasonal employment in qualifying agricultural or fishing work.

Services for Qualifying Children:

  • Tutorial programs
  • After school extended hours
  • Summer programs
  • In-home programs
  • Health & social support services
  • Parental involvement
  • Advocacy
  • Language Arts & Enrichment

Qualifying Activity of Parents:

  • Cultivating evergreen trees
  • Planting vegetables
  • Harvesting fruits and/or vegetables
  • Preparing and Processing fruits and vegetables
  • Pruning fruit trees
  • Loading and transporting goods

For more information regarding these services, please contact:

Migrant Education Department
(814) 734-8392
Yvonne_Teed@iu5.org