Summer Migrant KEYS Academy
Summer programming is an integral part of the Migrant Education Program. We work to make sure that all of our students receive beneficial summer services that will enhance their education and give them useful life skills.
Each year the Regional Offices do an intensive summer camp for middle and high school students on EKU's campus. The Southeastern KY Regional Migrant Education Program K.E.Y.S. Summer Academy is a week-long program dedicated to helping students transition from middle school to high school by allowing students to focus on present and future educational/career goals, promoting self-awareness, and giving students the tools to help overcome barriers to success due to the migratory lifestyle.
Some of the objectives of the K.E.Y.S. Summer Academy are:
To encourage and provide opportunities for goal setting for the high school years.
To build confidence through activities where sharing experiences and ideas are necessary.
To encourage students to form social relationships and make new friends.
To provide the opportunity to think about and plan for their futures after high school.
To provide on-going interaction with role models who have completed a post-secondary degree.
To encourage basic writing and to develop creative ways to express thoughts.