A program for migrant and low-income youth is going into its third year in 34 sc
A program for migrant and low-income youth is going into its third year in 34 schools in Maine, serving a population that is 99.9 percent white. To qualify for migrant education in the state of Maine, a child only has to move once a year for three years. Seventy percent of Maine's migrant population stays within Maine. Gear Up, or Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness, started with 1,200 public school seventh-graders, and each year a similar number is added as those students move up. Pamela Gatcomb, director of Maine State Migrant Education, and her staff work to provide summer classroom experience to address academic needs identified during the school year. Gatcomb says the commercial growers support the program. As an incentive, a scholarship fund held by FAME will provide 75 percent of all college costs at certain Maine colleges, if the student also applies for a PELL grant. The Gear Up program covers the balance.
Migrant Education Program, Migrant labor
Haiss, Tory, "A program for migrant and low-income youth is going into its third year in 34 sc" (2001). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 5402.
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