Summer Program Gives Farmworkers' Children a Taste of CollegeSummer Program Gives Farmworkers' Children a Taste of College
Los Angeles Times — September 2, 2012
Imagine trying to complete high school while working a low-wage job almost full-time, moving every few months, and not seeing your parents for weeks at a time.
This is the unfortunate reality for many of California's migrant children.
Glenn Miller, Project Manager for the Migrant Student Information Network (MSIN) at WestEd, understands this reality.
Migrant students "don't have that consistency of going to the same classroom, seeing the same teacher each day," says Miller. "They don't have that immediacy in education that students need, because in six weeks they're gone again."
MSIN, operated by WestEd for the California Department of Education, surveys migrant students and identifies those most at risk of academic failure in order to provide those learners with the educational support they need.
This Los Angeles Times article, which features a quote from Miller, highlights a summer program designed to introduce migrant students to college life as well as prepare them academically.