JEHS Sky's the Limit Migrant Club Youth Coalition
Youth councils throughout the Lower Rio Grande Valley have joined AFOP in an on-going effort to educate the public about the "Children in the Fields." Young children as old as 12 years of age and younger are picking the fruits and vegetables that we put on our tables everyday. Our children, who have to sometimes miss school due to migration, sometimes fall behind in their school work and sometimes drop out of school, because it is too hard to catch up or because of the financial burdens the family might have, are forced to work to help support the family. JEHS programs, such as the API -American Preparatory Institute and PLATO help migrant students to recuperate credits and help them catch up. As part of the youth coalition of the JEHS Sky's the Limit Migrant Club, we encourage any migrant student to visit the guidance office with Mrs. Alejos and the respective academic counselor and start a plan of action to catch up. This year is the Year of the Migrant Farmworker Child. Let's make it a year that helped to make dreams come true. Join the JEHS Migrant Club Youth Coalition. Spread the word. Make it known that we do not have to go very far to find poverty in other countries. It is happening in our own backyards! Let's make a difference and stand up for our migrant children. Let's bring to light the Children in the Fields and let's encourage migrant children to get an education to change their migrant way of life! People need to be educated. People need to know how unfair child labor laws are and our migrants need your help and support. Now that you know, what are you going to do about it?
The following video is for education purposes only.
Special thanks to all our JEHS migrant students who shared
Change in child labor laws may affect local migrant kids
By KGNS News
Story Created: Oct 19, 2012 at 12:22 AM CDT - Story Updated: Oct 19, 2012
The push is on to change child labor laws involving migrant kids across the country, including many from Laredo.
The head of a group pushing for big change discussed the issue in front of a group of students from United South.
The JEHS Migrant Club Coalition presented the "El Mosca" y los Pesticidas on December 8th at the JEHS PAC at 6:00 p.m.