HOW DO I?
Cal-Learn is a statewide , mandated program for pregnant and parenting teens, whose parent(s) receive California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs/TANF) benefits. The goal of Cal-Learn is to help pregnant/parenting teens graduate from high school, become independent and form healthy families. Pregnant or parenting teens who receive CalWORKs/TANF, must participate in Cal-Learn. Some teens can become exempt from the program or delay participating under special circumstances. Cal-Learn rewards good school performance; up to $100.00 per report card period can be earned and added to family’s grant if teen receives and submits good grades. In addition, a $500 bonus is provided to teen if teen graduates from high school while enrolled in Cal-Learn Program.
To qualify for Cal-Learn teen must:
- live in the same household as child
- be under 19 years of age
- not yet have a high school diploma or GED
- not be in foster care.
Where To Get Help
Pregnant/parenting teens may apply for Cal-Learn services at any welfare office located in the county where they live.