FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 5, 2011
MENDOCINO COLLEGE, 1000 Hensley Creek Road, Ukiah, CA 95482
Contact: Jim Mastin, Director of Public Information & Auxiliary Services
CAMP Statewide Leadership Conference
The CAMP (College Assistance Migrant Program) Statewide Conference will be held at Mendocino College on April 8-10, 2011. One hundred and twenty CAMP Students and Staff from across the State of California will participate in this three day event that will consist of the following activities:
- Educational Workshops
- Motivational Speakers
- Leadership and Trust Exercises
The CAMP Statewide Conference is a collaborative effort by the California CAMP Directors Consortium. Chairing the conference is Mendocino College CAMP Director Minerva Flores. Mendocino College was a CAMP grant recipient from 2002-2007 and was selected again in 2009 for another five year funding cycle. “I am absolutely thrilled that we will be able to sponsor the event this year”, says Flores . “The workshops and speakers who participate in the conference provide valuable information for first generation college students of a migrant farmworking background. What is most impressive of the CAMP Statewide Conference is how students from across California come together and bond by sharing similar experiences”. She went on to state that “Motivating and encouraging our young adults to continue in higher education is the focus of this conference.”
CAMP assists students who are migratory or seasonal farmworkers (or children of such workers) enrolled in their first year of undergraduate studies at an institution of higher education (IHE). The funding supports completion of the first year of studies. Competitive five-year grants for CAMP projects are made to IHEs or to nonprofit private agencies that cooperate with such institutions. The program serves approximately 2,000 CAMP participants annually. In California there are nine programs, either at two-year colleges or universities.
CAMP services include outreach, counseling, tutoring, skills workshops, financial aid stipends, health services, and housing assistance to eligible students during their first year of college. Limited follow-up services are provided to participants after their first year.
There is a $100 registration fee for the conference that begins at 9am in the Little Theater on the Ukiah Campus of Mendocino College, 1000 Hensley Creek Road. For more information, please contact the Mendocino College CAMP Office at 707-467-1008 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Created: September 26, 2011 @ 03:30 PM
Last Modified: September 26, 2011 @ 03:30 PM