The Arizona Migrant Education Program (MEP) is a federally-funded, state operated program which was reauthorized under Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Title I Part C by the U.S. Department of Education
. Our mission is to impact teaching and learning in K-12 classrooms so that migratory students achieve high academic success. This program provides supplemental services to students of migratory workers from the ages of three through twenty-one, and provides funding and support to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs). The LEAs are required to provide the structure, support, and scope of available services to migratory children and youth to ensure their achievement of higher academic standards and graduation from high school.
Agriculture in the State of Arizona is a 10.3-billion-dollar industry. Our state is the winter lettuce capital of the world, producing ninety percent of the nation’s leafy vegetables. Under the Arizona Farm Bureau,we are ranked second nationally in the production of lemons, and third in tangerine production. There are over 10,000 children of migratory workers with educational needs in Arizona. There are a wide range of services provided during and after school hours including, but not limited to family outreach, in-home support services, language and cultural training, Out-of-School Youth (OSY) intervention, preschool programming, student leadership opportunities and summer and extended day programming. Our primary focus is the identification and recruitment of migratory students and ensuring that supplemental programs and advocacy align with the state’s efforts to transition to the rigorous research-based reforms set forth by the Arizona Department of Education.
MEP STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
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- Do you know someone who has moved and worked in agriculture in the last 36 months?
- Or a child between 0-21 years of age whose parent/guardian/spouse has moved and worked in agriculture in the last 36 months?
- Send us their contact information using the secure online referral tool, and our staff will follow up to see if anyone in the family is eligible. Or, contact us directly. Information collected by staff is not shared with others outside the MEP and is protected under FERPA