The Mississippi Migrant Education Service Center (MMESC) provides summer instructional program for migrant children. These program are designed forpre-kindergarten (4 year olds) through high school to connect language,literature, technology, and life skills to develop English proficiency and promote academic achievement in reading and mathematics within an interdisciplinary thematic experience. Research indicates that a school year and summer program for migrant students is key to increasing student performance and lowering dropout rates (NCLB, 2002). Therefore, MMESC summer programs provide research-based effective instruction in alignment with the Common Core State Standards. Students participate in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing activities within the structure of an interdisciplinary thematic unit that incorporates math, science, and language art. Each program encourages and assists students to complete a project in relation to their thematic unit in order to affect change within their school and/or community. The MMESC provides reimbursement for district bus usage and also uses its funding to supply programs with all necessary materials, resources, snacks, and teacher salary. All programs operate at no cost to host districts.