Latinas Need More Sex Education

This essay explains what’s being done to reach more Hispanics, a group whose teen birthrate has declined, but at a slower pace than other ethnic groups.  Click here for more.


Celebrate Declines in Teen Pregnancy Rates

Let’s celebrate good news: Fewer Georgia teens are getting pregnant. Our state’s teen pregnancy rate, along with the nation’s, has dropped significantly. Click here to read more.


Good Sign:  Teen Birth Rate Declining 

Jane Fonda, Melissa Kottke and Kim M. Nolte recently wrote an op-ed on the decline in teen pregnancy.  Click here to read more.


Jane Fonda Releases New Book, Being a Teen

Jane Fonda recently met with GCAPP's PEER UP team, who works with older teens in college to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies. She also announced the publication of her newest book "Being a Teen" Click for more


Georgia Teen Pregnancy Rates Hit Historic Low

The rate of teenage girls becoming mothers is declining tremendously in Georgia and across the country, according to a recent report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Click for more details


…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.



Teens Need To Know ...

Teen Pregnancy in Georgia


Teen pregnancy in Georgia is deep, wide and urgent.  Click the map to see the teen pregnancy and birth rate in your county.
Email us at to find out how you can mobilize your community.


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…
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