Program Overview

The Borderland High School Equivalency Program (BHEP) is a federally funded grant five-year discretionary grant from the Office of Migrant Education that assists migrant and seasonal farm workers and members of their immediate family and earn their General Education Development (GED) certificate.

This program equips participants to enter post secondary education or training programs, upgraded employment or the military. Participants are provided individualized instruction in small face-to-face classes, coaching and supportive services.

Project Goal and Objectives

Project Goal:

Support the educational attainment of migrant and seasonal farmworkers in targeted Texas and New Mexico communities to improve their career and economic status.

Project Objectives:

• 80 Participants, per year, will be registered for BHEP services.
• Each year, 80% of participants will complete the HEP program.
• 69% of participants, who complete the program, will receive an HSE (GPRA 1)
• 80% of HSE recipients will enter postsecondary education or training programs, upgraded employment, or the military. (GPRA 2)
• 100% of participants identified as needing social services support will be connected to organizations providing such services, facilitated by the BHEP mentors.
• 100% of participants, in attendance, will receive bi-monthly will receive coaching and mentoring services focused on education attainment, career advancement, and opportunities within STEM fields.