|The Cal-SAFE Program model began in 2000 and provides a comprehensive, integrated, community-linked, school-based program for expectant and parenting students and their children in 127 local educational agencies. Program goals for enrolled students include an increased number of students graduating from high school and making the transition into postsecondary education or the world of work (2010 data for the program has shown a 73 percent graduation rate), decreased dependency on welfare, improved parenting skills, and fewer incidents of repeat births to teen mothers. Female and male students age eighteen or younger who have not graduated from high school may voluntarily enroll in the Cal-SAFE program if they are expectant parents, custodial parents, or parents taking an active role in the care and supervision of their child. Students with an active special education individualized education program (IEP) are eligible regardless of age or grade level as long as they have not yet graduated. Children of enrolled student parents are eligible for child care and development services from birth until five years of age, or until the child is enrolled in kindergarten, whichever occurs first.
||Helping Teen Parents Graduate