Class of 2006
Major/Minor: Hispanic Studies, Humanities / English, History
Cater Society of Junior Fellows Research
Last summer the Cater Society of Junior Fellows afforded me the opportunity to act as an intern for the Queen Anne’s County Board of Education’s Summer Migrant Program. At the beginning of my summer, I worked to promote the Summer Migrant Program in the Hispanic community; I made home visits, and spoke to parents about signing up their children to participate in the program. I was hired as an ESOL teacher (teaching English to speakers of other languages) for Pre-kindergarten through the third grade, and I took on the additional task of becoming a bus monitor in the mornings and afternoons. The idea of the program is to keep the migrant children at an even level of education with their peers, and allow for the parents to be able to go to their jobs without leaving their children at home by themselves.
The summer migrant program was a very rewarding experience, and I am thankful that I was given the opportunity to participate in it. It allowed me to reach out to the Hispanic community on the Eastern Shore and experience real poverty firsthand.
- Majors: Hispanic Studies and Humanities
- Minors: English and History
- Cater Society of Junior Fellows