"To enrich lives of pregnant teens, teen parents and their children by promoting personal growth and self-sufficiency."
Cal-Learn is a mandatory program for pregnant and parenting teens receiving CalWORKs, under 19 years of age, and have not completed their high school education. The program requires participants to enroll in a High School or equivalent program with the goal to obtain a High School Diploma or its equivalent.
Participants who turn 19 years of age while in the Cal-Learn Program may volunteer to remain in the program until they receive their High School Diploma or equivalent, or turn age 20.
Cal-Learn participants receive intensive case management services from specialized staff contracted by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services. These Contractors are known as Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP) providers. Each pregnant/parenting teen is assigned to an AFLP case manager who will assist by identifying any barriers and developing a plan with the teen to overcome these barriers to help them stay in or return to school in order to graduate.
Cal-Learn Financial Incentives
The Cal-Learn Program provides financial incentives to participants to encourage participation in the program. Pregnant/Parenting teens may be eligible to the following financial incentives:
Case Management Services
Each pregnant/parenting teen receives the following case management services by the AFLPs:
To be exempt from participating in the Cal-Learn Program, a participant must be:
Teen parents who are exempt from participating in the Cal-Learn Program are not exempt from attending school. The California Education Code (CEC), Section 48200 provides that each person between the ages of 6 and 18 years, not exempted under Chapters 2 or 3 of the CEC, is subject to mandatory full-time education. Pregnant/parenting teens must consult with their local school district to determine if they meet an exemption under Chapters 2 or 3 of the CEC.
Teen parents with a short-term problem can be temporarily deferred from participating if they:
AltaMed (323) 307-0160
Project Nateen (323) 361-5982
El Nido Family Centers (818) 830-3646
Foothill Family Services (626) 564-1613
Cal-Learn Policy - GAIN Online Policy
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