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Multicultural Educational Programs at ABAC. College Connections for Student Success Conference Stone Mountain, Georgia February 18-19, 2014. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Member of the University System of Georgia Located in Tifton, GA Founded in 1908 More than 3,000 students.
Multicultural Educational Programs at ABACCollege Connections for Student Success ConferenceStone Mountain, GeorgiaFebruary 18-19, 2014Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
  • Member of the University System of Georgia
  • Located in Tifton, GA
  • Founded in 1908
  • More than 3,000 students
  • Degrees OfferedABAC offers both Bachelor and Associate Degrees
  • Programs of Study
  • Multicultural Educational Programs
  • AAMI- African American Male Initiative
  • CAMP- College Assistance Migrant Program
  • HEP- High School Equivalency Program
  • Hispanic/Latino Scholarships Program Goizueta
  • Migrant Education Program Consortium
  • Our mission and passion are to be effective advocates for the academic success and personal growth among underrepresented students and foster diversity on campus and the community.AAMI
  • African-American Male Initiative(AAMI)AAMI is a University System of Georgia initiative designed to increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation of African-American males within the System through strategic interventions.
  • Leaders Evolving and Developing (LEAD) targets first generation African American male students, promoting a successful transition to college life.
  • Student African-American Brotherhood (SAAB) provides participants an opportunity to create a positive peer community through personal growth activities and service learning projects.
  • 46 active participants
  • Contact: Terence Turner, Program Coordinator
  • or 229-391-4943College Assistance Migrant ProgramThe CAMP program at ABAC was established in 1999. The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is funded by the U.S. Department of Migrant Education which assists students who are migratory or seasonal farmworkers (or children of such workers) enrolled in their first year of undergraduate studies at an IHE. The funding supports completion of the first year of studies. Competitive five-year grants for CAMP projects are made to IHEs or to nonprofit private agencies that cooperate with such institutions. The program serves approximately 2,000 CAMP participants annually.CAMP Requirements
  • U.S. citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident
  • Must be a migrant or seasonal farm-worker or a dependent of one
  • Must be eligible for federal financial aid
  • Must meet all the requirements for ABAC, which include:
  • A completed application and a non-refundable application fee
  • A high school transcript and/or GED scores
  • SAT or ACT score
  • A certification of immunization and a report of medical history
  • Supportive and Instructional Services
  • Career/Academic/Personal Counseling
  • Computer Lab/Access
  • Educational and Cultural Trips
  • Health Services
  • Mentoring or Coaching
  • Skill Enhancement Workshops
  • Transfer Assistance
  • Tutoring
  • Financial Services
  • Books and Supplies
  • Career-Oriented
  • Work-study
  • Internships
  • Room and Board
  • Stipends
  • Scholarships
  • Transportation
  • Tuition and Fees
  • Student Tracking and Follow Up
  • Advisement
  • Book Loan Program
  • Counseling
  • Financial Aid
  • Assistance
  • Recommendation
  • Letters
  • Resume Development
  • Scholarship Essay
  • ContactGustavo Tovar,CAMP RecruiterOffice (229) 391-4884Cell (229) 402-1905gtovar@abac.eduWhat is HEP?HEP is the High School Equivalency Program. It is an educational program at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) in Tifton, Georgia. HEPOur Mission
  • To assist migrant and seasonal farm workers obtain their High School Equivalency Diploma (GED) and subsequently gain employment, enter post-secondary education or join the military
  • HEP Offers
  • A scholarship that will pay for instruction, testing fees, books, supplies, educational and cultural workshops, job career planning, work and life skills in English or Spanish.
  • Participants may qualify for room and board, if staying on the ABAC campus and they may also qualify for a small monetary award of $200.00 after completing their GED.
  • HEP Admission Requirements
  • Be a seasonal agricultural worker for at least 75 days in the past 24 months, or be child, parent, or spouse of one
  • Qualifying Agricultural Activities include: Planting and harvesting vegetables, fruits, and trees; work in the chicken houses, livestock, fish farms.
  • Not having the equivalent of a high school diploma in the United States
  • HEP Admission Requirements
  • Be at least 18 years-old – on campus, 16 off-campus
  • Have an official government identification like a passport, consular identification or driver’s license
  • Must pass the academic evaluation exam which indicates level for readiness to begin classes
  • Things to Consider
  • HEP provides a scholarship, therefore, it will require submission of all necessary paperwork to evaluate the application for admission on time.
  • An accepted candidate must attend a 7-hour orientation session, prior to beginning class. If missed, the student will be considered for the following session.
  • Next Orientation: August 9, 2014
  • Contact InformationEsthela Lopez, HEP 229-391-4879Olga Contreras, Associate Director ocontreras-perez@abac.edu229-391-4878Toll free 1-888-244-9096Hispanic/Latino Scholarships ProgramThe GoizuetaFoundation Scholars Fund The Goizueta Foundation Scholars Fund Scholarship will support the cost of an academic year which includes unfunded tuition, fees, books, and other expenses related to the cost of education to the extent available funds allow. Deadline to apply: March 1stRequirements:
  • Submit completed application
  • Be of Hispanic/Latino Descent
  • Reside in the United States
  • Apply and be accepted to ABAC
  • Grade Point Average of 3.0 or above
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Take the ACT and or SAT
  • Residency status is not considered for this scholarship
  • The GoizuetaFoundation Need-Based Scholarship The Goizueta Foundation Need-Based Scholarship will assist with the costs during an academic year which includes unfunded tuition, fees, books, and other expenses related to the cost of education.Deadline to apply: May 15Requirements:
  • Submit completed application
  • Be of Hispanic/Latino Descent
  • Reside in the United States
  • Apply and be accepted to ABAC
  • Grade Point Average of 2.5 or above
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Residency status is not considered for this scholarship
  • Once Awarded
  • Student must maintain a 2.5 overall GPA and be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours throughout the semester
  • Score no less than a letter grade of "C" or better in registered classwork in order to be eligible for scholarship renewal
  • Perform a minimum of 10 hours of community service
  • Receive a minimum of 25 hours of academic tutoring
  • Meet with Academic Advisor at least once a month
  • Award amounts vary depending on need.Scholarships are renewable but not guaranteed.Maximum of 3 years for Associates Degree and 5 years for Bachelor Degree.ContactAlma Young, Academic Advisoralmayoung@abac.edu229-391-4885 WHAT IS THE GEORGIA MIGRANT EDUCATION PROGRAM CONSORTIUM?What is the Migrant Education Program? (MEP)
  • A federal program that provides supplementaleducational services to eligible migrant children and youth (Title I, Part C, of No Child Left Behind Act/ESEA). (ESOL is Title III).
  • Services designed to help reduce the educational disruptions and address challenges that result from repeated moves.
  • In FY14 -The GAMEP Consortium will serve 108 Local Educational Agencies and more the 500 Migrant children.Migrant Education Program StaffWhat makes a child or youth eligible?
  • The child/youth must have moved within the past 3 years across state or school district lines
  • And the child’s guardian or parent must have moved in order to obtain work in a qualifying agricultural or fishing activity (youth may move on their own).
  • The child/youth must be:
  • - Younger than 22 and - Has not graduated from high school or earned a General Education Diploma (GED).Key Elements of the MEP Consortium
  • Identification and Recruitment (ID&R) of Eligible Migrant Students
  • Identification of Priority for Service Students (PFS) Who Are Most At-Risk by Formula
  • Development of the Consortium Migrant Education Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA)
  • Consortium Parent Advisory Committee
  • Increase Opportunities for Migrant Parent Involvement
  • Create Implementation Plans for Service
  • Collaborative Academic and Social Service Provision
  • Decrease the Academic Achievement Gap Between Migrant Students and their Peers
  • Monitor Student Progress
  • Liaison between Migrant Family, School, and Community
  • Migrant Education Program Educational Services(State, Regional and Local)
  • Early childhood development (preschool instruction)
  • K-12 Supplemental instruction/tutoring
  • Educational summer programs targeting middle & high school students(Georgia MEP Summer Leadership Programs, 4-H Summer Programs)
  • Local migrant after-school or summer school(may include preschool, academic and/or enrichment programs)
  • Referrals to ABAC HEP/CAMP programs
  • (High School Equivalency Program/College Assistance Migrant Program)MEP Summer Leadership AcademyContact Information
  • Israel Cortez- GaDOE MEP Consortium Liaison
  • Jackie Rose- ABAC Consortium Coordinator
  • Roy Alejandro- ABAC MEP Program Specialist
  • Thalia Escobedo- ABAC MEP Program Specialist
  • Sarah Junco- ABAC MEP Program Specialist
  • Rita Merrifield- ABAC MEP Program Specialist
  • Lissette Badillo- ABAC MEP Program Specialist
  • lbadillo@abac.eduFor More Information
  • Contact Javier Gonzalez, Director of the Multicultural Educational Programs at ABAC
  • 229-391-4880 or
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