Migrant Families in Michigan Gather to Discuss Education and Dreams

Last Thursday, May 16, migrant families from across the state of Michigan came together for a special assembly focused on their children’s education. Approximately ten different sites participated in a Zoom meeting hosted by the state, with the Van Buren Intermediate School District (ISD) serving as one of the key locations. Around 80 children/caregivers attended the event at the Van Buren ISD site.

The evening began with a delicious dinner provided by Alcapulco Restaurant, allowing families to connect and share their experiences. Representatives from Telemon Corporation and the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity were present, offering valuable resources and services to the families.

The theme of the night was “Dreams.” After dinner, the children were invited to a separate room where they engaged in games and activities. Meanwhile, parents attending the state-hosted Zoom meeting and local Migrant staff participated in writing and vocalizing their dreams for themselves and their children.

Inspired by the discussions, many parents volunteered to be part of a video expressing their dreams to the broader community. The event served as a powerful reminder of the importance of education and the dreams that drive these families forward.

Click the link below to see some of the dream videos!

Dream Video Link