NM GRADS is an in-school program for expectant and parenting teens at 26 sites in New Mexico for the 2018-19 school year. The NM GRADS System facilitates graduation and the pursuit of higher education and/or employment, ensures appropriate case management for healthy babies and families, promotes healthy multi-generational parenting skills, fosters leadership, self-sufficiency and good citizenship as contributing members of society, and educates students on ways to reduce risk-taking behaviors for their entire family. GRADS works to remove barriers to ensure successful students become successful parents. Any schools wanting to have a GRADS program may contact the NM GRADS state office.
CYFD Licensed child development centers (at 17 sites) model effective parenting in an educationally stimulating setting with highly qualified staff.
NM GRADS is an multi- generational case management model which helps students: