OSWEGO – For the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation’s Migrant Education Tutorial and Support Services Program, there is nothing better than being with family around the holidays.
That extended family includes METS students, parents, other relatives and METS tutors and staff members, all across the program’s four-county coverage area, who joined together for the annual Migrant Family and Parent Engagement event at SUNY Oswego.
METS Director Paul Gugel said the event attracted nearly 100 people for joyous celebrations.
Fun, hands-on learning activities excited the children, as their parents familiarized themselves with SUNY Oswego student organizations, such as the Latin Student Union; the College Assistance Migrant Program and the college admissions process, health tips, watch a dance performance, student life on campus and participate in soccer drills.
Gugel said the event also sought to inspire METS students to persevere, overcome challenges, complete required coursework and potentially inspire them toward higher education.