NEWS & EVENTS

GCAPP Recognized For Outreach To Rural Areas

Youth Today, a national newspaper focused on the youth service field, recently highlighted GCAPP's outreach efforts and success stories in rural Georgia. Click here to read the article.

 

House Draft Bill Eliminates TPPP and Title X
Today the House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Subcommittee released its draft FY 2016 spending bill, which eliminates the evidence-based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP) and the Title X Family Planning Program.  Click here to see how you can help.
 

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy covers GCAPP's Essay Contest in recent EGRAM.

 

What's the Best Way to Teach Sex Ed?
Jane Fonda recently penned a letter to the editor of the New York Times, joining in the debate on the question, "What is the Best Way to Teach Sex Ed?" Please click here to read her commentary.


Be The Influence
What would you do with $100 to benefit the youth of Atlanta? That was the question that kicked off GCAPP's "Be the Influence" activities in Chastain Park on May 1 with Social Box, a large, walk-in interactive box display that captures photos and videos. Click here to learn more.

Teen births down but more effective contraception needed
The Augusta Chronicle reports on GCAPP’s work and the new report released by the CDC on birth rates and contraception.   Click here to read the article
 

Write and Win!
GCAPP is hosting an Essay Contest for Students 6th-12th Grades and Young Adults up to age 24. The theme is "Teen Pregnancy Prevention Matters".  Click here for details.

 

Office of Adolescent Health features GCAPP’s gPower App for teens

 

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…An Introduction to our New Name and Expanded Mission

It is a new day for GCAPP!  GCAPP now stands for the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential.  We are leveraging our 18-year history and our strength into something much bigger and we’ve broaden our focus beyond teen pregnancy prevention to now include physical activity and nutrition, and healthy relationships. 
 

Our New Mission:

To improve the overall health and well-being of young people in Georgia to ensure a more powerful future for us all.
 

Our New Vision:

We believe all children are entitled to a safe and healthy adolescence characterized by hope, respect and the opportunity for a productive future.
 

The Meaning of POWER & POTENTIAL:

We empower young people to improve their overall health and well-being so that they are better equipped to make healthy lifestyle choices which will help them reach their full potential, thus, leading Georgia’s adolescents toward a more powerful future.  Whether it’s teen pregnancy prevention, physical activity and nutrition, or healthy relationships, through collaboration, education, prevention and action we help young people tap into their inner compass, navigate better decision making, and we help them succeed.
 

Leveraging Our Strength:

As the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential, we connect our work back to the population we have a history of serving and continue to leverage our ability to advocate and mobilize for some of Georgia’s most vulnerable young people.
 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NEW GCAPP, click here. 

 

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Teen Pregnancy in Georgia

 

Teen pregnancy in Georgia is deep, wide and urgent.  Click the map to see the teen pregnancy and birth rate in your county.
 
Email us at general@gcapp.org to find out how you can mobilize your community.


 

We All Pay, One Way or Another

  • Teen pregnancy costs Georgia taxpayers $395 million a year.
  • Approximately two-thirds of teen mothers never finish high school and are more likely to end up on public assistance than those who have children later.
  • Girls born to teen mothers are 25% more likely to become teen mothers themselves.
  • Georgia has the 17th highest teen birth rate in the U.S.
  • Georgia ranks 4th highest in the country in repeat teen births.
  • Only 50% of teen mothers receive a high school diploma by 22.
  • Only 2% of teen mothers finish college.
  • PREVENTION pays, and pays, and pays…
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