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Mano en Mano provides educational services to Maine Migrant Education program (Maine MEP) students across the state. Mano en Mano’s regional Migrant Education coordinators work alongside students’ teachers, schools, and families to foster academic growth and success and overcome the challenges posed by mobility and seasonal work schedules.
The Migrant Education Program originates from the No Child Left Behind/Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I, Part C, The objective of the program is to "ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma (or complete the HiSET) that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning and productive employment" (from the Maine Department of Education).
The scope of Mano en Mano’s MEP programming includes:
Providing students with the opportunity to make up academic credits
Connecting students with workplace readiness & job-training opportunities
Making referrals and advocating for student health, social services, and other educational services
Facilitating activities that promote leadership, high school graduation, GED attainment, and post-secondary education
Increasing language and math ability with life skills workshops and individualized programming
Hosting functions and events that directly target migrant families, and that showcase students’ work and progress
Addressing family issues that prevent access to services (through advocacy), if applicable
Students move between activities at the Blueberry Harvest School.
Migrant Education News
Blueberry Harvest School student, parent, and teacher.