Fulton schools changing sex-ed coursework; others to follow

Metro Atlanta school districts are considering changes to a controversial, abstinence-centered sex education curriculum, which some health care advocates and parents argue doesn’t teach teens how to protect themselves from pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. GCAPP CEO Kim Nolte weighs in on the changes.  Click here to read the article.


Jane Fonda Marks 20 Years Of Ga. Teen Health Initiative

Jane Fonda discusses the "uphill battle" that began when she founded GCAPP, and the consistent progress that has been made ever since. Click here to listen to the interview.


Fulton County Information Alert

Fulton County Schools is considering updates to their sexual health education curriculum. However, GCAPP strongly recommends a different evidence-based program than the one being considered.  Please click here to learn more and take action.


Southern Seasons Magazine Celebrates GCAPP's 20th Anniversary

From the beginning, Jane Fonda has rolled up her sleeves to address the issues of adolescent health in Georgia.  On September 24, GCAPP will celebrate the milestones reached thus far, and prepare for the next two decades of empowering young people.  Click here to learn more.


Teen Birth Rates Decline in 2014: A Statement from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

Teen births in the U.S. declined 9% in 2014 and have reached another record low, according to data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).  Click here to learn more.


GCAPP Recognized For Outreach To Rural Areas

Youth Today, a national newspaper focused on the youth service field, recently highlighted GCAPP's outreach efforts and success stories in rural Georgia. Click here to read the article.


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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.



The GCAPP Story - in Words and Pictures

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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