The Caldwell School District’s (CSD) Migrant Federal Program strives to inspire and empower migrant individuals to become compassionate community leaders by transforming their lives through education, collaboration, and engagement. On October 29, 2016 the CSD held their 3rd Annual Migrant Leadership Conference with the theme “Honoring our Ancestors, Creating our Futures.” Students and families celebrated el Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) to honor their lovely departed through a cultural celebration. Danza Azteca Tonatiuh performed a traditional Aztec dance and Bobby Gaytan painted a live mural. Students and families were also given an opportunity to meet with individuals from community, career, and educational organizations as well as play the traditional game of Loteria.
The Migrant Education Program would like to thank the following organizations for their contributions to the event: The College of Idaho's Association of Latin American Students (ALAS), BSU High School Equivalency Program (HEP), BSU College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), College of Western Idaho CLEP, CHS Parent Involvement, CHS DECA, CHS Business Professionals of America (BPA), CHS English as a New Language Program, Idaho Leadership Institute and Youth Initiative, Idaho Teach for America, Mercy for Life-Africa, Upward Bound-TRIO, Educational Talent Search Program, Community Council of Idaho’s Recruitment and Employment Program, and the United States Marine Corps.
From Ydalia Yado Migrant Graduate Specialist and Dalila Martinez Migrant Director