The Cal-Learn program helps pregnant and parenting teens to attend and graduate from high school or its equivalent. Intensive case management assists teen parents to obtain education, health and social services. The goal of the program is to reduce teen pregnancy rates and help teens become self-sufficient adults and responsible parents.
Eligibility and Participation Requirements
The Cal-Learn program assists pregnant and parenting teens who are receiving CalWORKs.
Pregnant/parenting teens who are receiving CalWORKs are required to participate in Cal-Learn if:
- They are under the age of 19.
- They have not graduated from high school or its equivalent.
An otherwise eligible teen who is 19 years of age may continue to participate in the Cal-Learn Program on a voluntary basis until he/she earns a high school diploma or its equivalent or turns 20 years of age.
Payments for necessary child care, transportation and educational expenses enable pregnant and parenting teens to attend school.
Bonuses and sanctions encourage school attendance and good grades. Four $100 bonuses or sanctions per year may be earned based on report card results, plus a one-time $500 bonus for graduating or attaining an equivalent high school diploma.
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