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To improve the overall health and well-being of young people in Georgia to ensure a more powerful future for us all.
We believe all children are entitled to a safe and healthy adolescence characterized by hope, respect and the opportunity for a productive future.
The Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential (GCAPP) was founded in 1995 as the then, Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, when Georgia had the highest teen birth rate in the nation. Today, that rate has declined by more than 60%. By working with school districts, health educators, and nearly 200 youth-serving organizations across the state, GCAPP reaches more than 40,000 young people a year with age appropriate, medically accurate sex education. In 2012 GCAPP changed its name and expanded its mission to include healthy relationships, and physical activity and nutrition. At the core of our work We empower young people with the information and motivation to improve their overall health and well-being so that they are better equipped to make healthy lifestyle choices – choices that tap into their power, potential, and hope for a successful future. Adolescence is often very challenging, particularly for those who are most vulnerable. Whether it’s teen pregnancy prevention/sex education, physical activity and nutrition, or healthy relationships we help young people tap into their inner compass, navigate better decision making, and we help them succeed.
FYI From GCAPP - Please ACT
GCAPP joins the American Public Health Association in telling Congress to oppose any effort to repeal or weaken the Affordable Care Act and we hope our GCAPP network will join us in this effort as well. PLEASE ACT! Click here to act now.
Georgia Gives Day is November 17
GCAPP’s Active Classroom/Flexible Seating Project for Atlanta’s Garden Hills Elementary School Needs Your Support! Click here to help us fund 50 flexible seating desks in 24 hours!
Every year in Georgia hundreds of children become victims of child sex trafficking. It happens in every part of our state. Click here to learn how you can take action.
Inside Philathropy recently covered Jane Fonda's journey to founding GCAPP. Click here to read the article.
On October 6, the two longtime real-life friends appeared at Flourish event center in Buckhead for the annual “Empower” party and fundraiser for Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential, which Fonda founded 21 years ago. Click here to read about the event.
Please take a minute to view one of our many success stories in teen pregnancy prevention.