Collaborative Programs & Services
The Kansas MEP is fortunate to collaborate with several organizations sharing the same goal of supporting our migratory students and their families.
Instructional Services for Out-of-School and Secondary Youth (iSOSY) develops resources and materials to address the needs of migratory youth. Their products help students identify and achieve their academic and career goals with support from innovative technology. Through collaboration among 18member states (lead state is Kansas), they expand capacity at the state and local levels to support the success of out-of-school youth (OSY) and secondary students who are at risk of dropping out of high school.
The Identification & Recruitment Consortium (IDRC) offers technical support to all member states, including technical support teams that are deployed in states with an identified need for improved quality assurance in interviewing, re-interviewing, and making student MEP eligibility determinations or through effective Professional Development trainings on a myriad of topics. In addition, through TRI efforts IDRC states send and receive recruiters to strengthen IDR efforts and provide professional development to staff.
Evidence shows that parent involvement is fundamental to children’s school engagement, academic growth, and ultimately, attainment of a high school diploma or equivalent. INSPIRE AND INNOVATE: THE MIGRATORY PARENT ACTION COALITION (I2MPACT) is a Consortium Incentive Grant (CIG) designed to support state migrant education programs (MEPs) to increase migratory parent engagement and empowerment.
Migratory Parent Empowerment Consortium
The goal of the MPEC consortium is to develop effective resources to facilitate the academic success of migrant students with teacher and MEP staff assistance and through parent involvement in reading, writing, and mathematics.
National HEP/CAMP Association
HEP helps migratory students who have dropped out of high school to get their HSED. HEP serves more than 7,000 students annually, is funded by the Office of Migrant Education, and is administered by universities, colleges and non-profit organizations nationwide.
CAMP assists students in their first year of college with academic, personal, and financial support. CAMP serves approximately 2,400 participants annually, is funded by the Office of Migrant Education, and is administered by universities, colleges and non-profit organizations nationwide.
National PASS Center
PASS provides student choice, is flexible to meet differentiated student needs, and is portable. Courses are developed to help students earn credits and graduate with academic diplomas from their high schools. Flexibility in administering PASS enhances opportunities for students in a variety of settings. PASS consists of self-contained, semi-independent study courses. The program is provided by The National PASS Coordinating Committee comprised of migrant educators across the country and is used in more than 25 states.
National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc.
NCFH provides services and products to a network of more than 500 migrant health center services sites in the U.S., as well as organizations, universities, researchers, and individuals involved in farmworker health. NCFH is a private, not-for-profit corporation whose mission is “to improve the health status of farmworker families through appropriate application of human, technical, and information resources.” Services include migrant and farmworker resources, training and technical assistance, staff development, health education, program development, policy analysis, and case management of primary care services.