Migrant Education Program Instructional and Support Services for Students and Families

  • Summer Camps
  • After-school Programs
  • Home Tutoring Program
  • High School Credit Accrual Program
  • College Readiness/Career Exploration
  • Parent Engagement Programs*
  • Parent Advisory Councils*
  • Lending Library Program
  • Summer Leadership Institutes*
  • College Visits
  • Health Referrals
  • Counseling Services
  • School Enrollment/Placement Support
  • Community Referrals (legal, social, etc.)

Parent Engagement Programs:

Parents as Partners (Padres Comprometidos):  Conexión Américas has been successfully implementing the Parents as Partners parental engagement program for Latino parents since 2008. The program aims to forge a working relationship between Latino parents and schools, to ultimately improve children’s academic achievement. Through this program, parents gain new knowledge and skills and develop the confidence necessary to improve the learning environment at home and advocate for services at school – despite the language and cultural barriers they may face. In turn, these parents can help improve their child’s chances for school success.

Parent Advisory Council (PAC): Parents in the Parent Advisory Council are involved in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the services provided by the migrant program. The PAC exists at both the state and local levels and they meet regularly throughout the year. All migrant parents are notified about the meetings and are eligible to be elected to a position.

Summer Leadership Institute:

The Summer Leadership Institute is a weeklong enrichment residential program held each summer at

Tennessee Technical University and East Tennessee State University. The program is free and open to all high school migrant students in Tennessee. The program offers students an opportunity to develop their leadership skills, prepare for college and explore different careers.