Project KANCO is a College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) with sites at K-State, Garden City Community College, and Colorado State University, Pueblo. CAMP provides students from migrant and seasonal farm work backgrounds assistance assistance in completing their freshman year of college and continuing to graduation.
50 high school seniors from Kansas and Colorado are recruited annually to attend one of the three sites where they are provided with support services, including:
- Sponsorship money to assist with the costs of tuition, fees, housing, and other education-related expenses.
- Academic counseling services provided by CAMP staff.
- Access to tutoring for assistance in the successful completion of coursework and preparation for exams.
- Career exploration and study skill seminars, provided in weekly CAMP meetings and other University programs.
- Emotional and social support, provided in a family-like atmosphere, through CAMP seminars, peer mentoring, and CAMP advising.
- Opportunities for integration into college life by linking students to a number of campus resources designed to help them succeed.
- Involving students in celebrations, cultural events, and University activities.
Project KANCO is a five year grant funded by the Office of Migrant Education, a division of the U.S. Department of Education.