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SCH Women Empowering Young Women Conference

Please join us on September 17 in Atlanta for this powerful day, filled with dynamic speakers and live entertainment.  Click here to register.

 

Georgia's TPPP and Title X Are At Risk! Bill Passed to Eliminate Programs

We have disappointing news regarding the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP) and Title X.  Last week the House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services and Education (LHHS) Subcommittee passed its version of the LHHS appropriations bill for FY 2017. The bill, which passed along party lines, eliminated programs critical to reducing teen and unplanned pregnancy. Click here to read more about the bill.

 

Politics trumps health: DOE missed out on money for sex ed

According to the CDC, Atlanta has one of the highest HIV rates in the country and, sadly, young people 13 - 24 make up approximately a quarter of all new cases. Yet, in Georgia’s abstinence-based sex ed, HIV education is virtually nonexistent. Click here to read the AJC's coverage of this issue.

 

Teen Birth Rates Fall, But Gaps Remain

Births among Hispanic and black teens have dropped by almost half since 2006, according to a new analysis published by CDC. Despite this progress, key challenges persist for many communities, according to the report. Click here to learn more.

 

P3 Honored by Healthcare Georgia

The 2016 recipients were announced at Healthcare Georgia Foundation's Connections 2016 Conference: Building a Healthier Georgia Through Community Partnerships at the Intercontinental Hotel. Five individuals and one collaborative (P3) were selected for their work in advancing the health of Georgians.  Click here to see the video.

 

DeKalb Schools Sex Education Teaches More Than Abstinence

GCAPP currently works with school districts across Georgia so that students get age appropriate, medically accurate sex ed. We currently reach 21,000 students a year in 10 districts. One of those districts is the Dekalb County School District which was featured on NPR's (WABE, 90.1) Education Series this week. Click here for a compelling story.

 

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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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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…
  • "Being a Teen" by Jane Fonda

    BEING A TEEN, by Jane Fonda, covers topics that every teen needs to know, and that people closest to them sometimes find difficult to talk about.

     

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