BHEP

Borderlands High School Equivalency Project

Grant award number: S141A150015

A 5-year project to help migrant workers in Southern New Mexico and Texas gain G.E.D. certificates and prepare for career advancement.

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Project components include

  • Provide coursework and materials in preparation for the high school equivalency (HSE) exam;
  • Provide specialized seminars in S.T.E.M. fields and skills; and
  • Support participants with mentoring and job coaching.

Project Goal and Objectives

Goal:

Support the educational attainment of migrant and seasonal farmworkers in targeted Texas and New Mexico communities to improve their career and economic status.

Objectives:

  • 80 Participants per year will register for BHEP services (400 over 5 years).
  • Each year, 68 (85%) of participants will complete the HEP program (340 over 5 years).
  • The number of exiters who receive an HSE will be YR1: 48 (70%); YR2: 49 72%); YR3: 50(74%); YR4: 52 (76%); YR5: 53 (78%) (GPRA 1)
  • 80% of HSE recipients will be expected to enter postsecondary education or training programs, upgraded employment, or the military, i.e., YR1: 38; YR2: 39; YR3: 40; YR4: 42; YR5: 43. (GPRA 2)
  • 100% of participants identified as needing social services support will be connected to organizations providing such services, facilitated by the BHEP mentors.
  • 100% of participants will receive weekly mentoring services focused on education attainment, career advancement, and opportunities within STEM fields.

Fiscal & Authorizing Agent: Three Rivers Education Foundation (Hart Pierce, President)
Project Director: Dr. Georgia Lane