North Carolina MEP is again a member of a consortium working on Graduation and Outcomes for Success for OSY, or GOSOSY. This is a Consortium Incentive Grant funded by the Office of Migrant Education. The consortium develops materials and training for programs advocating for and serving out-of-school youth. The GOSOSY website is at http://www.osymigrant.org.
Parents are children’s first teachers, and often just need some training to do a fabulous job of preparing their children for success in elementary school. East Coast Migrant Head Start sponsored training in family literacy strategies for Migrant Education Program staff from around 20 counties. These staff members have conducted training in family literacy and are able to train other MEP staff and parents throughout the state.
North Carolina Migrant Education has sponsored VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) since 2012-2013. During 2016-2017, we will be sponsoring 6 VISTAs across the state. Two will work in Raleigh, two in Lenoir County, and two in Henderson County. Their role is to increase the capacity of Migrant Education Programs to serve students in counties without MEP sub-grants.
The VISTAs are supported through a grant from the Corporation for National Service.