Migrant Ed hosts Back to School


Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune

Valley State Prison representatives give backpacks to migrant ed students at Rose Elementary School on August 30, during Madera Unified School District’s Migrant Back to School Night.

 

The MUSD Migrant Education Department hosted a Migrant Back to School Night for families in the community.


Over 70 migrant students were recognized with a certificate and a backpack donated by Valley State Prison (VSP) for participating in summer services at California State University, Fresno.


Blanca Bishop, Coordinator of the Migrant Education Program coordinated the educational and community resources for our families.


“Our families enjoy seeing their children being recognized as the students were committed this summer to attend a two-week summer program,” Bishop said. “We would like Thank VSP for their donations and generosity to our community.”


Another donation was provided by a former MUSD migrant student, Abraham Vasquez, owner of The Come Up Kickz. Abraham donated five pairs of shoes to five lucky students.


“We are very excited to see our students giving back to our community and making a difference in the lives of our future leaders,” stated Bishop.


More than 30 educational and community agencies hosted an informational booth which provided resources from Migrant Education Program (MEP) services, DLI, Program MadTech, Desmond Middle School, Physical Education Department, Families in Transitions, Safety, and Security Department, and Health and Wellness Department, Parent Resource Center, Madera Public Health, Madera Community Hospital, Community Action Partnership of Madera County, Head Start, CalViva, Housing Authority, Madera County Animal Services, Behavioral Health, The Come Up Kickz, Realty World and Educational Leadership Foundation.