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Cal-Learn Program

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Published on January 03, 2017. Last modified on July 05, 2017

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:Graduates

  • 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.