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College Assistance Migrant Program(CAMP) California State University, Fresno By : Sandra Bravo- Navarro
What is CAMP? Federally funded program. OffersSUPPORTandRETENTIONSERVICESto incoming students admitted to Fresno State. CAMP offers its support services to students who are MIGRANTorcome from a SEASONAL FARMWORKINGbackground.
CAMP Mission Statement Is committed to providing access, orientation, academic, retention, and financial assistance to entering freshmen students from migrant and seasonal farm worker families. CAMP works with campus staff, faculty, student services, and the community to improve educational opportunities for CAMP students.
Structure of the Agency Agency Director Project Assistant Academic & Career Advisor, Outreach & recruitment Advisor, program secretary, and CAMP Instructional support. Agency Director has the power to decide what services will be offered to CAMP students. The director also analyzes how the money will be used and keeps records of all the spending. It is important to let the director know how and when the money will be used.
CAMP Community CAMP offers services to migrant families. Families who work in the fields and have migrated from a different country. Many of these families are located in Madera county, Tulare county, Kern county, and Monterey County.
Population At Risk Freshmen students who do not have the financial support form family members to pay for their school expenses. Freshmen students who were ESL students ( English as their second language) in High School. Freshmen students who have no legal documents to attend a university or to be in California.
What type of Services does the CAMP program Offer?
CAMP Eligibility Students must be First Time Freshmen Students who are or have been participants in the MEP in K-12 Students who themselves or whose parents have worked a minimum of 75 days within the past TWO years in migrant or seasonal farm work
Students must enroll at Fresno State as a “full time” student
“Special Admission” slots are available to a limited number of students who DO NOT meet the criteria for Regular Admission; which are the A-G Requirements
Internships Available To become an intern at Camp you need to be committed and motivated to work with students. Peer Advisors are the key to connect students to helpful resources. Guide students through their Academic path Support students in any way: Academically and emotionally.
Peer Advising at CAMP It is very rewarding to be part of CAMP as a Peer Advising Mentor Students recognize our work and are always thankful for the things and services we offer. It is an extraordinary experience working with CAMP as an intern peer advisor. We have one on one interaction with students and staff. We go out of our way to help the students reach their goal and to receive help from all the useful services available to them.
Significance of Agency CAMP staff provides advocacy for the students. When there is a social justice issue the staff and the agency director address the problem immediately. If student are having difficulties communicating with their professors we interfere and help them gain a better communication. Students try to get help from professors and we help them gain that relationship. The peer advisors and the rest of the CAMP staff understand what our values are and how to leave biases aside. We understand that we will have different points of views with the students and we don’t let that interfere with how we deliver our services. Students have the right to confidentiality. Any thing that has been said by the students must remain in the agency and must be shared only among the staff.
Refrence College Assistance Migrant Program. 2010. retrieved on October 27,2010. From http://www.csufresno.edu/camp/