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September 18, 2018

Migrant Education Program Hosts Holiday Family Fun Day


OSWEGO – The Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation’s Migrant Education Tutorial and Support Services Program annual parent engagement meeting and migrant family day at SUNY Oswego was a huge success.

The Piris family, from left: Dieurinise, Love Nelby, Wilbertha and Nentia, celebrate the holidays during the annual Oswego METS parent engagement meeting and family day.

The Piris family, from left: Dieurinise, Love Nelby, Wilbertha and Nentia, celebrate the holidays during the annual Oswego METS parent engagement meeting and family day.

The event unified migrant families, provided educational support and fostered an enriching cultural holiday experience for each of the 70 guests.

Learning opportunities were abound, as migrant parents and their secondary students received information on the College Assistance Migrant Program, college applications and the financial aid process.

They also learned about the High School Equivalency Program and how it could help migrant students and agricultural workers achieve personal goals.

Paul Gugel, director of Migrant Education, provided an overview of the METS services (tutoring, advocacy, summer school and parent engagement, among several other highlights), and discussed the naturalization process.

The annual event wasn’t all business, as METS participants and families enjoyed a dance performance from SUNY Oswego’s Latin Student Union, holiday-themed arts and crafts, ice skating and lunch.

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