Migrant Education

What is the Migrant Education Program?

The Maine Migrant Education Program (MEP) works with migrant agricultural and fishing workers and their families to minimize the potential impact of family mobility on school success.

The Maine MEP works statewide to enroll migrant children (ages birth through age 20) for educational and support service programs. Migrant children may receive supplementary basic skills instruction, supportive health services, social service referrals and more through the Maine MEP.

Who can qualify?

Students who have moved across school district lines in the last three years with someone who has worked in agriculture or fishing. Common agricultural and fishing industries in Maine include blueberries, broccoli, apples, fish processing, lobster processing, tipping trees for wreaths, and dairy work.

What do I do if I know a family who may qualify?

Refer them to us! Have the family complete the Migrant School Survey or call us at 207-557-1787. We speak Spanish and French and will use an interpreter line for any other language needs.

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