Farmworker children who accompany their parents into the fields are physically impacted by a variety of health and safety hazards. Our goal is to provide safe alternative to working in the fields so farmworker children and youth can avoid these occupational hazards, depend their education, and pursue work alternatives that can lift them out of poverty.
The projects components consist of:
(1) Early Childhood Education and Placement: In collaboration with East Coast Migrant Head Start our goal is to increase the number of eligible farmworker children enrolled in a migrant head start facility.
(2) Farmworker Youth Employment: Our goal is to provide safer employment alternatives to farmworker youth. Youth will work as child care specialists in head start facilities and as health and safety educators conducting outreach to other farmworkers.
(3) Financial Literacy for Farmworker Families: Farmworker Families in the New Horizons project will be connect with Telamon to receive support in setting their own goals for financial sustainability with support from a financial coal. A 10-week family financial literacy course will be offered to build financial capability.