Youth must meet one of the following eligibility guidelines that address unique learning styles:

  • Exceptional learner with an IEP at school or documentation provided by a licensed medical doctor
  • Medical diagnosis which requires the youth to take medication on a regular or daily basis such as diabetes, asthma, ADD, ADHD, etc.
  • Physical impairment which may or may not qualify the youth for SSI
  • Currently in state custody and living in  foster care placement with or without relatives.
  • Financial status with household income that falls within state and federal sliding scale or currently has an EBT card.
  • Documented McKinney-Vento status for school enrollment which means that the youth or youth’s family does not reside within a traditional setting, i.e. youth or youth’s family lives with relatives or friends; youth or youth’s family is temporarily displaced from their home, etc.


  • Needs additional assistance to complete an educational or training program or to secure employment.