Have a Heart for Kids Day 2020

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Support Changes to the GRADS program
The Graduation, Reality and Dual-Role Skills program (GRADS) is a state program that helps young parent’s graduate high school. It’s a critical strategy for reducing intergenerational poverty, and we’re proposing some changes to strengthen the program. These elements include: Categorical eligibility for TANF for parents in high school; categorical eligibility for the minimum WCCC co-pay for student-parents, start-up costs for school-based child cares, and transportation for infants with parents on school buses. All these actions will increase child care access and affordability, and help young parents avoid a life of poverty for themselves and their children by retaining them in school. Lead Organization is United Way of King County: Contact Colleen Laing at