NEWS & EVENTS

STD Testing in Schools

Georgia is among the states with the worst STD rates among teens. Should high school students be given the option to get tested? GCAPP President & CEO Kim Nolte makes a compelling case on NPR. Click here to listen.

 

Georgia cities among most "sexually diseased cities in America"

Five Georgia cities have been listed in the top 100 most sexually diseased cities in the United States. Click here to see which ones made the list.

 

GCAPP on Lifetime TV’s Balancing Act

GCAPP was recently featured on Lifetime TV’s morning show The Balancing Act. Please click here to enjoy the video!

 

Kim Nolte interviewed on WABE 90.1/NPR

Kim Nolte, President & CEO was a guest on WABE’s 90.1/NPR Atlanta’s A Closer Look on Wednesday, Nov. 18 with Rose Scott and Jim Burress. The wide-ranging, candid discussion included teen pregnancy, parents talking to their teens about sex and and relationships, sex education in schools, GCAPP’s work in these areas, and much more. Click here to hear the entire interview.

 

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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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