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“Who We Are”

“If You Really Knew Me”
Students at Crossroads High School in Granite Falls share some of their experiences, barriers, and successes in this video they produced for the Washington State Prevention Summit and Spring Youth Forum.

“Who We Are”

“Who We Are” (from the book Dreamfields)
Migrant students from Mount Vernon, WA, talk frankly about the ups and down of migrant life in this student-produced documentary. The film has won showings at three film festivals, one in Seattle and two in Portland.

Migrant students travel to Washington DC

Migrant students travel to Washington DC
Eleven middle school migrant students traveled to Washington DC as part of the Close Up Program for New Americans. Here you can see a compilation of the photos they took while they were there. The students were able to go thanks to scholarships and their own fundraising efforts.

Gateway to College Lake Washington Institute of Technology

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology has a new program to serve high school youth who are seeking an option to complete their high school diploma. National studies show about 1 out of 3 students drop out of high school. Without a diploma, dropouts face a dim future-few job opportunities, low wages, and limited chances for advancement. Gateway to College is designed as an alternative for students who may have thought they had none.

In addition to Gateway to College, Lake Washington Technical Academy offers eligible high school junior and senior students, ages 16 to 20, the opportunity to concurrently train for a career and earn a high school diploma. The program enrolls 300-350 students annually and annually.

My sister is a drug addict, my parents are divorced,.....

"If you knew me..", a Mt. Vernon Migrant Students project
A moving compilation of words and photos of students from an ethnically diverse middle school, who took home cameras to share their lives with their teachers. You can read more about these students and their stories by going to the “Other Resources” link on this page.


If... there was something soneone could have said or done...

If Project
Inmates at the Washington Corrections Center for Women answer the question posted by Detective Kim Bogucki, “If there was something someone could have said or done that would have changed the path that led you here, what would it have been?”


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Other Resources

No single article, book, study, or presentation tells the story of student achievement. The links included provide a variety of perspectives about what it means to achieve, and what it takes to get there.

Student Created Materials

DreamFields: A Peek into the World of Migrant Youth
We are the Migrant Leaders Club of Mount Vernon, Washington. We are middle and high school migrant students who want to educate others about what it’s like to walk in our shoes. Please walk with us…

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