Cal Learn

 

CRP WIC Staff

The Cal Learn Program is designed to provide counseling and supportive services to pregnant and parenting teens.  The purpose of the program is to support the teens as they complete high school. The program provides case management until the client obtains a high school diploma.  

The program is designed to assist the young people with guidance and life counseling. Counselors monitor school progress and assist with ancillary needs including health care, family planning, nutrition, education, transportation, housing and other services.   

Experienced case managers are available at most of our locations throughout Sacramento County and provide services in many languages.  

What is Cal Learn?

The Cal Learn Program is an educational program for expectant and parenting teens receiving CalWORKs to earn a high school diploma or GED and become independent to form healthy families.

Eligibility requirements include receiving CalWORKs assistance; be an expectant parent or be a parenting teens under 19 years of age with no high school diploma or equivalent education.

The program is designed to assist the young people with guidance and life skills counseling. Case managers monitor school progress and assist with additional referrals including health care, family planning, nutrition, education, transportation, and other services as needed.

Contact Sutter Teen Programs for more information: 916-887-4031 or visit their website at http://www.checksutterfirst.org/women/services/aflp

Not receiving CalWORKs?  There are programs for expectant and parenting teens available for you, too.  Contact Sutter Teen Programs at the number or submit your referral here.

Getting your diploma
Once in Cal Learn, you will be assigned a case manager who will help you develop a plan to finish high school or earn a GED. If you are not currently attending school, your case manager will assist you in finding the right school to meet your needs.

School progress and report cards:

  • Earn a cash bonus
    • Receiving a report card/progress report with a minimum “C” average/satisfactory progress earns a bonus of $100 to your CalWorks grant. 
    • Graduating high school or receiving a GED earns you $500.
  • Report cards with a “D” average will result in neither a bonus nor a penalty
  • The following actions will result in a $100 penalty to your CalWorks grant:
    • report cards/progress reports with lower than a “D” Average
    • Not submitting one will result in  $100 penalty to your CalWorks grant
    • Not attending school

Do I Qualify?  

Case management for your success
Your case manager will help you with more than just school. A wide range of support services may be available to help you meet the challenges you face as a teen parent while enrolled and attending school:

  • Child care expenses
  • School expenses
  • Transportation expenses
  • Other services
    • WIC                                        
    • Cal Fresh
    • Medi-Cal
    • Family Planning

Call Sutter Health Teen Programs today to see if you are eligible! 916-887-4031