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Rural & Migrant Ministry

  • Katia Chapman
  • Education Coordinator
  • (845) 309-8420

Program Description

Rural & Migrant Ministry nurtures leadership in rural New York. We have 4 offices, three of which operate year-round Youth Empowerment Programs for teens. The focus of these programs is empowerment. We define success as helping young people become involved in social justice issues that face them through the arts, speaking out in presentations and multimedia, and social entrepreneurship. Members meet several times a week, but college counseling happens for 9-11th graders quarterly or by appointment, and monthly or more frequently by appointment for 12th graders.

Services Provided

  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 10%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 65%
  • African American: 25%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 36
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students
  • Undocumented Students (4)

First-Generation

  • More than 75%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice (1)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (2)
  • State University of New York at New Paltz (3)
  • SUNY Oneonta (3)
  • Syracuse University (2)