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NH Migrant Education Program

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Get Involved

Help us with our mission to empower migrant children and youth to succeed academically. We need community members to help with referrals or become involved in our volunteer tutor program.

Student Referrals

Please refer any families, children, or youth you think may be eligible to us as soon as possible. Please note that referrals are safe and confidential, and services are provided independent of nationality or legal status.
Many of our referrals come from local teachers and school personnel. You know your students and community best. Send us a potential family’s name and contact information, or tell them to contact us directly. Once referred we will determine eligibility through a home visit, and connect these at-risk children and out-of-school youth with much needed supplemental educational services and community resources!

Employer Referrals

Please contact us if you know of any businesses in your area that may employ fishing or agricultural workers! In New Hampshire, most of our eligible migrant workers are employed at dairy farms, nurseries, Christmas tree farms, logging operations, food/meat processing plants, or similar businesses.

Many times, our qualified staff members contact New Hampshire businesses directly to raise awareness about our program and identify eligible families and out-of-school workers. The NH MEP does not interfere with local business schedules and tailors services to students’ schedules. We provide services independent of the nationality or legal status of the workers, and all information reported to us is safe and confidential.

Volunteer Tutor Program

We recruit volunteer tutors on a rolling basis to work one on one with migrant students in our program. Our volunteer tutors assist students in a variety of subjects, including English as a Second Language, Mathematics, HiSET Preparation, and general life-skills. Tutors volunteer a minimum of 1-2 hours a week, and a minimum 3 month commitment is preferred. Classes are given in our students’ homes or at their local school. We do our best to accommodate our tutor’s schedules and find a placement that is convenient for them.

If you are interested in applying, or wish to learn more about our volunteer program, please contact Shannon Fitzpatrick ( Applicants should send a completed volunteer application along with their current resume (optional). To ensure the safety of our students, all volunteers will be asked to get a background check before they begin tutoring.

Resources for the Volunteer Tutor Program

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New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street | Concord, NH | 03301-3494
Telephone: (603) 271-3494 | TDD Access: Relay NH 711