Dennis P. DeMers, President of Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. was honored with the 2014 Plate of Bounty Award on Monday, February 24. The award was bestowed on him by the National Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Association at the 2014 Annual Conference Luncheon held in Tysons Corner, Virginia. The Plate of Bounty Award acknowledges an individual who have made significant contributions to migrant and seasonal farm worker families.
Today, through DeMers’ work, Tri-Valley is the exclusive provider of Migrant & Seasonal Head Start/Early Head Start in Minnesota and North Dakota and Migrant Child Care in Minnesota. Due to continued success in its endeavors, the Minnesota Department of Education and the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction partnership with Tri-Valley to provide Migrant Education services to migrant children who are school aged and in need of services while providing added administrative, recruitment, training and health services to this population.