Cal-Learn

Cal-Learn is a statewide program for pregnant and parenting teens in the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program. It is designed to encourage pregnant and parenting teens to graduate from high school or its equivalent, become independent, and form healthy families. Three coordinated services help teens become self-sufficient adults and responsible parents:

For Whom

Pregnant/parenting teens who are receiving CalWORKs are required to participate in Cal-Learn if:

  • They are under the age of 19.
  • They live in the same household as their child,
  • They have not graduated from high school or its equivalent,
  • They are not 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. To find a nearby office contact your county welfare department.

Highlights

  • Assists pregnant/parenting teens to attend and graduate from high school or its equivalent, become independent, and form healthy families.
  • Serves 6,400 teens monthly.