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Project B.E.A.M. (Bringing Education and Achievement to Migrants)

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beam3Project BEAM is funded through a grant to Somerset Community College by the Office of Migrant Education, U.S. Department of Education. Instruction and other assistance is provided to aid adults in completing their GED (Certificate of High School Equivalency) and entering college.

Project BEAM classes are open to anyone over 16 years of age, who themselves (or their spouse or parents) work in temporary or seasonal farm work at the present time or have done so in the past two years.

Qualified students can receive payment for instructional time and assistance with GED testing fees. Project BEAM also provides free books and study materials along with one-on-one tutoring for students.

Who is Eligible?

  • Are you 19 or older (or Out of School Youth 16-19)? 
  • Do you need to earn a GED?
  • Have you worked on a farm within the last two years?
  • Has your spouse or have your parents worked on a farm within the last two years?

Instruction available in English and Spanish for the following subjects:




Social Studies

Language Arts


Larry Chaney, Director
Somerset Campus
Office (606) 451-6757
Cell (606) 875-2251

Tita Riggins, Administrative Assistant
Russell Center
Office (270) 866-7520

Seven Locations

Adair County
(270) 384-1741

Casey County
(606) 787-4732

Clinton County
(606) 387-3236, ext. 3728

McCreary County
(606) 376-7506

Pulaski County
(606) 451-6865
(606) 451-6913
(606) 451-6872

Russell County
(270) 866-7520
(270) 866-8836

Wayne County
(606) 340-0064