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GCAPP Garden Builds

Dig in the dirt with us!  GCAPP has hosted several Garden Builds at local elementary schools.  Our students and their families have helped plant the gardens, enjoyed the harvests, and learned more about good nutrition along the way!
 

 

 

 

 

GCAPP is in a stand-alone position in its teen pregnancy prevention work across the state.  Please take a moment to check out this success story out of Augusta, GA.

 

 

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 18th highest teen birth rate in the U.S.

 

  • Georgia has one of the highest rates of repeat teen births in the country.

 

  • Nearly 1 million children in Georgia are either obese or overweight.

 

  • Only 16% of a million Georgia school children are able to pass five basic tests of physical fitness.
     
  • On average, kids are sitting 85% of their waking hours.
     
  • 500,000 children in Georgia live in food deserts.

 

  • PREVENTION pays, and pays, and pays…