Each parent participating in the Crossroads Program will work individually with a dedicated Care Coordinator who will provide continuous guidance and support. The Care Coordinator and parent will:

  • Complete an assessment, discuss education goals, and identify any barriers that might prevent achieving education goals
  • Meet at least once per month
  • Determine transportation allowance
  • Monitor involvement in educational activities and provide help if needed (tutoring, etc.)
  • Complete a progress report at the end of each semester that may include school staff

Once a parent receives their high school diploma or GED through the Crossroads Program, they qualify for a one-time graduation incentive.

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  • Under the age of 21

Exception: If the parent is already participating in the Crossroads program and enrolls in a bachelor's degree program, they are eligible until the degree is completed.

  • Pursuing an education
  • North Dakota resident
  • Primary caregiver of child
  • Parents who are married or unmarried
  • Living in same house with the child

Looking to Apply?

Contact Community Options or visit your local Human Services Zone.


In collaboration with the North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services.

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