Migratory Children & Youth Education Program

The Migratory and Youth Education Program (MEP) provides supplemental education and support services to eligible migrant families to reduce the educational disruptions and other barriers that result from repeated moves. Through MEP, we ensure that each child has access to the benefits offered by free public education.

Program Elibility


  • Moved to GRPS within the past 3 years
  • Children under the age of 22 who have not graduated from high school
  • Have worked or are working at a seasonal or temporary agricultural job including: nursery, farm, dairy, forestry, fishing, planting, picking, harvesting, cutting crops, packing or processing food products, managing livestock, or ranching

If you think you qualify or would like more information about the Migratory Children and Youth Education Program, please call the English Learners Department at 616-819-2129 .

If eligible for MEP, scholars will have access to: 

  • Services for English Learners
  • Additional Tutoring and Homework Help
  • Free Breakfast and Lunch at School
  • Summer of Success Program to Prevent Summer Learning Loss
  • Health Services
  • Afterschool Programming
  • Parent and Guardian Engagement

Contact Us

Karrie Roy
English Learner/Refugee Community Liaison
Kelly de Souza
English Learner Coach
Van Do
English Learner Coach
Yvonne Mulrain
Administrative Assistant

Mayda Bahamonde-Gunnell, Ed.D.
Executive Director of Leadership, Dual Language Immersion, Bilingual Transitional, EL, Migrant, NAEP, and Foreign Exchange