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What is GRADS?

GRADS stands for New Mexico Graduation, Reality, and Dual-role Skills. It is an instructional program to positively impact the educational and financial success and family health of expectant and parenting teens of New Mexico. The primary focus is to provide in-school programs that address the needs of teenage families (which helps schools comply with Title IX Educational Amendment Act of 1972). NM GRADS is vital in keeping teen parents in school, promoting the neonatal and teen parent health, preparing teens to be financially independent, preventing repeat pregnancies and supporting school-age ready children of teen parents.