2013 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, and the state Migrant Education Program.
Click on these links for information about Title I, Part C Migrant Education Summer Programs in Georgia for 2013:
Scott Castro Receives the 2013 Migrant Student of the Year Award
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!
After months of hardwork 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.