YVC To Hold Sessions Detailing CAMP Program
If you’re interested in learn more about Yakima Valley College’s new CAMP program, the school will host a series of on-line sessions throughout February. The YVC’s College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, with the goal of providing support to help migrant or seasonal farmworkers and their children successfully complete the first year of college. Students receive a stipend, free tutoring, access to technology, career development support, internship and service learning opportunities, academic success workshops and other support.
A student is eligible if they meet one of the following criteria:
- They or their immediate family members have engaged in migrant seasonal farm work for at least 75 days within the last 24 months,
- They have participated or been eligible to participate in the Title 1C Migrant Education Program (MEP)
- Has qualified for the Workforce Investment Act 167 Program (WIA 167), formerly the High School Equivalency Program (HEP).
Upcoming sessions include:
February 1, 2021: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
February 2, 2021: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
February 3, 2021: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
February 4, 2021: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
February 8, 2021: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
February 9, 2021: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
February 10, 2021: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
February 11, 2021: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
February 15, 2021: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
February 17, 2021: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
February 19, 2021: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
“CAMP is incredibly successful in opening a pathway to higher education for the migrant farmworker community,” said Ilda Guzmán, director of CAMP at YVC. “Typically, as the first in the family to attend college, students experience challenges in navigating the college-going process and learning. The challenge is much more difficult for students with migrant or migrant seasonal farmworking backgrounds.
In each of the next five years, YVC will support and dedicate services to 40 CAMP students in their first year of study. YVC is one of 52 institutions of higher education in the nation, and one of eight in Washington, offering a CAMP program.
Collectively, CAMP serves approximately 2,400 students annually.
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