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YUHSD migrant program hosts more than 200 families at impact meeting

Migrant families at impact meeting Yuma Union High School District’s Migrant Program hosted its first impact meeting for the 2019-20 school year on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 from 5:30-7 p.m. at San Luis High School.

More than 200 families attended the meeting, which included information for migrant parents about high school graduation requirements and a presentation from Arizona Western College’s College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP).

“It was an opportunity for migrant parents to get information about possible opportunities after high school and learn about what migrant-only opportunities may be out there for their students,” YUHSD Migrant Coordinator Juan Castillo said. 

There are expected to be four more meetings with similar content throughout the school year, and will be open to all of Yuma County. Each meeting typically also includes information from community partners. On Sept. 12, Campesinos Sin Fronteras, which has a Community Health Worker Strengthening Families Program, and a community health worker from the Cancer Center made presentations.

Eric Patten
epatten@yumaunion.org