Migrant Education offers many educational summer programs for migrant youth. Services include study trips, outdoor education programs and early childhood development projects.
How to Apply
Students interested in participating in summer programs need to submit a regional summer application through their district representative. Please contact the Migrant Program representative at your school site for an application and assistance.
This is a weeklong outdoor education program for elementary school students (grades 4-6) co-sponsored by the California Mini Corps program. Program facilitators are full-time college students pursuing teaching credentials who come from migrant backgrounds. By working with students in classrooms and with parents in homes, facilitators gain teaching skills and serve as role models for migrant children. Lessons cover academic subjects, self esteem, self confidence, cooperation skills.
California Mini Corps Program
Region XVI collaborates with the California Mini Corps Program and district personnel to place Mini Corps students in Monterey County classrooms, afterschool programs, summer academies at various sites.
District Summer Programs
District Summer Programs include, but are not limited to, early childhood education, elementary projects, elementary and secondary programs (including PASS) at school sites. Contact each individual school district for more information.
Migrant Education School Readiness Program (MESRP)
MESRP serves migrant families with children from birth to 7 years by helping parents prepare their children to learn successfully. The program teaches children social, emotional, cognitive, motor, and language skills. Teachers and aides teach classes to adults and children at schools, centers, and in the homes of migrant families. Museum On Wheels (MOW) Museum on Wheels (MOW) provides migrant students with access to art in order to improve cultural awareness and language development. Students browse through the mobile museum and take field trips to the Monterey Museum of Art. They also work with folk art kits whose contents are geared toward the cultural backgrounds of the students and may include musum reproductions, children's literature, art resource materials, videos, slides, and audiotapes. This program is the result of a collaboration with the Monterey Museum of Art. Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) This federal program provides free books for migrant students. It engages children who are harder to reach and at risk of growing up without books. Books are distributed to the juvenile correctional facility and school districts. Activities such as book nights and family reading are planned throughout the summer. Summer Food Services-U.S. Dept of Agriculture Region XVI provides assistance to local sites to coordinate and expand USDA summer food programs.
Summer Residential Programs
Language Development Institute (LDI)
This is a four-week residential program at California State University, Fresno (CSUF). It is designed to provide an intense learning experience in developing English skills. In addition, students receive instruction in study skills, test taking strategies, computers, research and careers. High School credit is available.
Monterey Math Scholars Program
Held at California State University, Fresno (CSUF), this four week residential program for 8th grade students provides intensive math instruction. In addition, students receive instruction in study skills, test taking strategies, computers, research and careers. High School credit is available.
The Yo Puedo Program is a residential program which is housed at California State University, Fresno (CSUF), for 9th through 11th grade students. Academics and leadership skills are emphasized. In addition, students receive instruction in study skills, test taking strategies, computers, research and careers. High School credit is available.