WENATCHEE - Wenatchee Valley’s College’s College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) has funding for another five years thanks to a grant that was awarded to the institution recently. CAMP is a federally-funded program designed to provide academic, career and support services, financial assistance and community and follow-up services to migrant an seasonal farmworkers or members of their immediate families during their first year of college.
WVC first received funding to start CAMP in 2009. The program has existed in the U.S. since 1972. The WVC CAMP program serves 55 students per year. More than 550 students have participated at in the program at WVC since 2009.
School officials stated that 85% of CAMP students enroll for a second year at WVC. Of those who graduate, more than 70% transfer to a four-year college.
“Our program provides wrap around services to help our scholars integrate to the campus culture,” said Yuritzi Lozano, CAMP director. “Our goal is to give them the tools they need to be successful.”
To learn more about the program, go to wvc.edu/CAMP.