The GED program provides GED preparation and instruction for youth ages 16-24 that have dropped out of school. The program is also a workforce program and offers employment training to all students. The program assists students in obtaining gainful employment by completing their education and training for career-readiness. Each participant will need to qualify through HUD Income guidelines.
YDI is a state-certified and approved center for GED (General Education Development) testing. YDI administers GED Tests to youth and community members. Many youth and adults who did not complete a high school program continue to learn daily through a variety of life experiences. The GED Testing Program at YDI provides an opportunity for these educational skills and abilities to be evaluated and recognized. The GED test makes it possible for qualified individuals to earn a high school credential providing many opportunities. In New Mexico, students who pass the GED are provided with a New Mexico High School Diploma.
The GrandStart program is funded by the Office of Head Start’s Innovation and Improvement Projects initiative. YDI will conduct weekly education classes for grandparents utilizing the “Second Time Around: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren” curriculum. This curriculum will cover various topics, such as child development issues, parenting skills, working with schools and the community, managing finances, and legal issues. These are issues that grandparents are most concerned about. Guest speakers from the community, such as financial counselors or legal experts, will also be invited to workshops to provide information to grandparents.
For more information about the program, please call Ernestine Padilla, Education Facilitator, at (505)212-7239.
The Medicaid Enrollment Program enrolls eligible children in both Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Families receive assistance in the enrollment process to ensure that children receive appropriate health care. YDI enrolls over 200 children per month and during the enrollment process refers families to other social service and health care service providers.
For more information call 505-352-3463
Medicaid Enrollment Program is designed to enroll children and their families in Medicaid and SCHIP in Valencia.
For Pregnant Women , Children, Families and Individuals
YDI Valencia and First Choice Offer a range of opportunities to get your children on Health Insurance. New Mexico Medicaid provides coverage for Children ages 0-19. You can also apply for Family JUL Insurance, pregnancy related services and prenatal care or Family Planning Services available to women with children or child baring age. Also there is the State Coverage Insurance for individuals ages 19 to 64. Medicare Individuals may qualify to get help paying for Part A and/or Part B premiums.
All services are based on household size and income.
Para Ninos Mujeres Embarazadas , Familias y Individuales
YDI Valencia y First Choice ofrece varias oportunidades para obtener cobertura de salud para sus hijos. Medicaid de Nuevo Mexico ofrece cobertura a ninos de 0-19 anos. (No importa el estado legal del padre para aplicar para sus hijos en Medicaid )
Tambien puede aplicar para servicios para familias de bajos ingresos, o para mujeres embarazadas, cuidado prenatal y servicios de planeo familiar para mujeres con ninos o mayores de 19 anos. Para individuales de edades de 19 a 64 esta la aseguranza del estado. Individuales con aseguranza Medicare pueden calificar para pagar los premios de la aseguranza.
Estos servicios son disponibles dependiendo la cantidad de miembros en su hogar y sus ingresos.