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