AMET supports migrant educators of Texas to ensure that every migrant student in Texas has access to a quality education, and empowers individuals at the national, state, and local levels as they equip each child with the skills and resources necessary to be successful.
Welcome to the website for the Association for Migrant Educators of Texas (AMET). AMET was created to advocate for the over 36,000 migratory students and their families in Texas who are seasonally and temporarily employed in the agricultural and fishing industries. AMET also provides leadership and resources to educators of migratory students and serves as a voice for the Migrant Education Program in the State of Texas.
Our non-profit, statewide organization strives to provide critical professional development, learning opportunities, connection to resources, and networking through our annual state conference. We also promote post-secondary education through our scholarship program which awards annual monies via a competitive process.
Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about our statewide association which has a clear and passionate focus. Please continue browsing our site so that you may learn more about who we are, what we do, and who we serve.
ART CONTEST WINNER
Congratulations to Ilse María Paredes Mares whose artwork was selected as the 2020 AMET Art Contest Winner
Ilse is a 2020 graduate of Dalhart High School in Region 16 and plans to pursue an associate degree this fall at Frank Phillips College. Ilse describes her art submission as “a person holding a book from which a plant sprouts to symbolize that migrant education provides opportunities that lead to growth. I added words that I associate with migrant education in the pages of the book. I used colors like the very light blue background to represent the clear sky, and to symbolize a bright future achieved through education.”
As the 2020 Art Contest Winner, Ilse will receive a $500 scholarship, and her artwork will be a featured on the AMET web site and at the AMET Virtual Fall Conference.