Children up through age 21 who move with parents or guardian that seek seasonal or temporary agricultural or fishing related work qualify for the Escambia County Migrant Education Program. Older youth who move on their own to seek seasonal or temporary agricultural or fishing work are also eligible.
Migrant Programs (Part C of PL 107-334 of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001)-provide funds to assist migrant children and their families. Funds are used for the following purposes:
- Advocacy and outreach activities for migratory children and their families, including informing such children and families of, or helping such children and families gain access to, other education, health, nutrition and social services
- Support for schools serving migrant students
- Family Literacy programs, including such programs that use models developed under Even Start
- The integration of information technology into educational and related programs
- Programs to facilitate the transition of secondary school students to post secondary education or employment
Current Programs/Services for Migrants:
- Local Parent Advisory Committee
- Pre-School Programs
- FSA Tutoring
- After School Program Enrollment
- English and Literacy Classes
- Translation Services
- Parent Education Training
- Medical/Dental Referrals
- Summer Academic Programs
- Referral Services to Other Local Agencies
- After School Academic Programs
- Scholarship Information
- High School Credit Study (PASS) HEP/CAMP Opportunities
Who Qualifies for Migrant Services?
If you and/or your child(ren) have moved at any time in the last three years to seek work in agriculture, packing, fishing, dairy, livestock, or forestry and are between two and twenty-two years old, you or they may be eligible to receive free educational or support services. Please contact the office or person in your area to determine if you or they qualify for services.