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Our Goal

The goal of the Shenandoah Valley Migrant Education Program (SVMEP) is to ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma or complete a GED that prepares them for further learning, productive employment, and to be responsible community members.

SVMEP is one of 6 regional programs of the Virginia Migrant Education Program. It is a Federal Title I, part C program, under the eEvery Student Succeeds Act, that is state-administered by the Office of Program Administration and Accountability at the Virginia Department of Education.SVMEP provides supplemental instructional and educational support services to migrant temporary and seasonal agricultural workers and their children during the first 3 years of their residence and settlement into the community. The program provides assistance with school enrollment, parent involvement and community resource access. Tutoring, mentoring and interpretation services are offered. Our team includes 4 year-round, bilingual (Spanish/English) Migrant EducationalSpecialists, several work-study student employees and over 20 trained volunteer tutors.

Areas of Service

  • Harrisonburg City
  • Rockingham County
  • Shenandoah County
  • Winchester City
  • Clarke County
  • Frederick County
  • Fauquier County


Anti-racism and Anti-discrimination Statement

The Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services is an anti-racist and anti-discrimination organization which is against all forms of violence and is committed to identifying and dismantling systems of oppression, racist and discriminatory policies, practices, and processes to build healthier and safer communities where all individuals can thrive.