Migrant youth participating in the Migrant Education Program in 2015-16:
Source: Ed Data Express
The goal of the Migrant Education Program is to ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma (or complete a HSED) that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment. This website provides information, tools, and resources to promote the interstate coordination of migrant programs.
The Migrant Education Program Made Me Who I Am Today: The Success Story of Maria Villasana (KY)
Maria Villasana was a migrant student for many years, traveling between Georgia and Kentucky annually. As a child, Maria worked alongside her parents while also trying to attend school. A high school drop-out, non-English speaker, and mother of five, Maria overcame many obstacles to successfully graduate from college.
Maria first moved from Mier y Noriega, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, to Houston, Texas, when she was 11 years old. She did not attend school in Texas, even though she lived there for a few months, due to the family’s migratory lifestyle. From Houston Maria and her family moved to Tifton, Georgia, where she first started in the Migrant Education Program at the age of 12.