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Out-of-School Youth (OSY)
OSY are individuals who are not currently enrolled in school and do not have a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate.
The goal of the ESC 20 MEP is for all migrant OSY and Here to Work Youth to achieve positive outcomes, including the completion of a secondary education which can prepare them for college or assist them in becoming a productive member of the workforce.
Some typical reasons why OSY drop out include: working to contribute to the family income; lack of transportation; pregnancy and lack of childcare. These causal factors contribute to students falling behind in their studies, failing courses and state assessments exams which hinder their progress toward graduation.
OSY criteria:
  • Under the age of 22;
  • Does not have a high school diploma or GED;
  • Is not participating in any educational services;
  • Has moved across district or state lines to obtain temporary or seasonal employment or seasonal employment in fishing or agriculture
Support services based on educational need:
  • Credit recovery to assist in completing high school;
  • Tutoring in preparation for out of school testing;
  • Adult Education programs;
  • Workforce Solutions (WIA Youth Program, Child Care, OJT’s, Career Counseling);
  • Migrant Head Start programs for children and parents;
  • Head Start programs for infants and toddlers;
  • Other community resources.
Contact:
Patricia Martinez
Coordinator III
(210) 370-5684
Larry Rodriguez
Counseling Specialist
(210) 370-5616

OSY Migrant Contact
Yvette Munoz
(210) 370-5375

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