Migrant Education – Region V

Out of School Youth

Identification and Recruitment, Summer Residential Program, Academic and Support Service Referrals. Contact Salvador Avalos at (661)636-4772 or saavalos@kern.org; Gabriela Bravo at (661)636-4333 or gabravo@kern.org.

Migrant students may receive supplemental services funded by Migrant Education, up to age 22, if they have not graduated from high school or received a High School Equivalency Diploma.

Out-of-School Youth (OSY), usually 18-22 years of age, who are not participating in any educational services in a K-12 institution (e.g., comprehensive high school, continuation school, school districts’ adult education program) are serviced via the Region V Migrant Education Program or high schools receiving additional Migrant Education monies.

Migrant young adults usually have many obstacles to overcome in order for them to continue their education. They may need support services such as – medical; dental; transportation to an education site; and/or help in securing child care (if they are also parents of young children). Non-Attending migrant young adults may be difficult to locate if they do not have younger brothers and sisters in the school system. Some have not had the opportunity to attend school or have very little schooling and do not speak English. Many migrant young adults who have attended school in the United States, dropped out because of frequent moves due to work, poverty, and feelings of isolation in the schools they did attend.

Academic Programs and Services

The major goal of Region V Migrant Education for these young adults, is to assist them in continuing their educational (which includes graduation from high school or earning a High School Equivalency Diploma (GED)). If a student is under the age of 18 and is not attending school, a “reentry program” to get them into school is coordinated with the student’s local high school. Migrant students over the age of 18 are offered a variety of choices based on their educational goals, work schedules, educational levels, languages and support service needs.

Educational Resources