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Migrant Students Celebrate Graduation with College Enrollment

May 22nd, 2007

Hartnell College and Monterey County Office of Education (MCOE)’s Migrant Education Region XVI are holding a Migrant Youth Day on Friday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hartnell. The event will celebrate the accomplishments of these hard-working high school seniors and help them in their transition into the next phase of their education as Hartnell students.

"Migrant students face so many obstacles in obtaining an education. MCOE and Hartnell have teamed up to try to make the achievement of these students’ educational goals a bit easier," said Denise Moss, director of Hartnell’s HEP Program and one of the Hartnell organizers of this event.

Monterey County has an estimated 28,000 migrant children eligible for migrant education services, which include academic tutoring, leadership programs, and other academic and social support services and activities.

Fifty seniors from MCOE’s program are expected to attend the day, the result of a pilot program collaboration between the two educational entities. Various departments of Hartnell’s Office of Student Services, TRIO program, and Center for Teacher Education will be on hand to assist the students in completing all the paperwork entailed in becoming college students.

Radio celebrities from Super Estrella of KSES 107.1 will donate their talents to provide lunchtime entertainment for the event.