The Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential, affectionately known simply as GCAPP, is a statewide adolescent health organization that works with hundreds of schools and other youth-serving organizations so that young people have the information, knowledge, and motivation they need to make healthy lifestyle choices that maximize their potential. Founded by Jane Fonda in 1995, we impact 60,000 young people each year as they journey through adolescence and into the rest of their lives. We help youth mitigate risks that often result in negative consequences that are difficult to overcome.
OUR FORMULA FOR CHANGE
Young people in Georgia are facing enormous challenges—anxiety, depression, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, STI infections, childhood obesity, among others. Through our Formula for Change we work with every facet of the Georgia Youth eco-system to improve young people’s overall health and social well-being.
When youth are empowered, they are informed, self-aware, goal-oriented, and motivated to positively impact their own lives, the lives of their peers, and whole communities. Leading with key statewide collaborations and partnerships, we have designed a clear and proven process through our Formula for Change. This strategy is the process by which we will most effectively expand and sustain programs into priority counties and measure our Impact 2025 progress across our five program areas: Youth Empowerment, Parent Engagement, Comprehensive Sex Ed, Teen Pregnancy Prevention, and Physical Activity & Nutrition.