The Power Society

 

Teachers in counties across Georgia are clamoring for education that includes healthy relationships, online safety, self-esteem, sexual violence prevention, decision-making, and communication skills because they see many of these skills lacking among their students and they recognize the high rates of teen birth and STDs transmission in their community. Teachers are tired of seeing families impacted by unplanned pregnancy. - GCAPP Teacher/Trainer

 

 In 2016 GCAPP provided effective programming that reached over 40,000 young people across the state.  The teen birth rate has dropped by 64% in Georgia since GCAPP’s inception in 1995, bringing Georgia from the highest rate in the country to the 18th highest. We have been on this journey for 21 years and we look forward to continuing our critical work with your support.  GCAPP’s vehicle for statewide impact through community engagement is The Power Society. Please join our Power Society founding board Ginny Brewer, Lissiah Hundley, Brittany Padgett, Laura Register and Caroline Tucker as the Power Society charts a new course for statewide impact through community engagement. 

 

Your Investment: Power Society Membership starts at $10 per month or $120 annually.

 

Your Benefits: Power Society newsletter, curated volunteer opportunities, annual luncheon.

 

Your Role: Power Society members use their voices to inspire friends, families, colleagues, teachers, coaches, and clergy in order to build a powerful network of regional and statewide supporters for GCAPP’s programming and initiatives that impact youth, parents, families and educators.

 

Your Reach: Power Society members have the opportunity to become Georgia’s strongest child advocates by using their network to develop strong demand for GCAPP programs in our 18 Focus Communities:

Bibb (Macon), Chatham (Savannah), Clarke (Athens), Coffee (Douglas), Dougherty (Albany), Floyd (Rome), Glynn (Brunswick), Grady (Cairo), Hall (Gainesville), Metro Atlanta (Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Rockdale), Mitchell (Camilla), Muscogee (Columbus) and Richmond (Augusta).

Through 2020 we will target our Focus Communities with parent forums, educator workshops, healthcare provider panels and community meetings all in an effort to address adolescent health and wellness issues through the implementation of GCAPP’s results-driven programming.

 

Your Impact: Power Society membership will help us empower parents with the tools and information they need to raise their children according to their family’s values. Your membership will help us ensure that teachers and youth program directors are equipped to provide their students – our state’s most precious resource – with evidence-based instruction that allows them to thrive – not just survive.

 

 

 

 


Consider the words of Melody, age 17, one of our Peer Educators at Georgia State University Perimeter College who spoke at EmPower Party 2016:

 

I’m here tonight representing the thousands of young people in Georgia who, like me, have goals in life…who have dreams and aspirations and a good support system to help us through life.   But I’m also here representing the thousands of kids who, for whatever reasons, don’t have that.  They don’t have the support that every kid deserves and needs.  Maybe they don’t know how to deal with peer pressure and find themselves in trouble.  Maybe, like me, they feel they don’t belong, don’t fit in.  Or maybe their life is a story of unspeakable abuse and neglect…nightmares and very few dreams.  Whatever the reason, they feel they don’t have a path to success. Well… I feel that they DO have a path to success but they don’t have anyone to help them figure it out, to guide them and be their light when they’re in the dark.  And these are the young girls and boys who are more likely to become parents while they’re just still kids themselves.  So I want to be their voice tonight.  This is why I love my work with GCAPP.  Because GCAPP knows that voice very well and GCAPP helps that voice.

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