Project KANCO is a College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) with sites at Kansas State University, Garden City Community College, and Colorado State University, Pueblo. CAMP provides students from migrant and seasonal farm work backgrounds assistance in completing their freshman year of college and continuing to graduation. The project is a five year grant funded by the Office of Migrant Education, a division of the U.S. Department of Education.
Our Mission is: "To serve, educate, and empower farmworkers"
Our Vision is: "To improve the quality of life for farm-workers through education."
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.
- Services and activities for student support
- Financial assistance
- Tutoring and academic counseling
- Leadership opportunities
- Seminars and career exploration
- Participation in the Migrant Education Program (MEP).
- Employment in a migrant or seasonal farm for at least 75 days within the past 24 months is required for either the student or their parents.
- Students must have a high school diploma or GED.
- Students may not have more than 30 college credit hours by the time of application.
- U.S. citizenship or legal residency is required. Must be admitted to a KANCO institution (Kansas State University, Garden City Community College, or Colorado State University, Pueblo).
For questions about the program or program eligibility:
Andrew Dalton, Program Director
Kansas State University
248 Bluemont Hall, 1114 Mid-Campus Drive North, Manhattan, KS 66506
firstname.lastname@example.org | 785-532-2125
Itzel Rodriguez, Regional Site Coordinator
John Collins Technical Building, Rm. 1004, 801 Campus Drive
Garden City Community College, Garden City, KS 67864
email@example.com | 620-275-3232
Victoria Obregon, Regional Site Coordinator
Colorado State University- Pueblo
LARC 383, 2200 Bonforte Blvd, Pueblo, Colorado
firstname.lastname@example.org | 719-549-2402