Migrant Education Advisor Program
The Migrant Education Advisor Program, or MEAP, is a collaborative advising program between the Office of Migrant Education, the Masters in Counseling Program at Sacramento State University, and participating school districts.
MEAP was developed in response to three specific needs:
- The need to provide academic advisement and support services to middle and high school migrant students in order to help them to experience educational success and ensurethat they graduate from high school.
- The need to identify cost effective strategies and programs for providing these types of services.
- The need to increase the pool of potential bilingual/bicultural counseling candidates.
Academic advising provided by bilingual undergraduate and graduate level college students, to middle and high school students so that they will have knowledge of the high school graduation requirements and the core curriculum in order to ensure graduation from high school as well as the attainment of skills needed for life long success and the pursuit of a post-secondary education.
- Career guidance for each migrant student so that they develop career and educational goals as well as an understanding and awareness of academic outcomes and the relationship to post-secondary education and the world of work.
- Social and emotional support for each migrant student through the fostering of selfesteem, cultural pride, and leadership development.
- Parent Education assistance for migrant parents in order to develop a support system between the home and school environment.
MEAP serves six counties: Napa, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba.