NEWS & EVENTS

GCAPP and Brothers Young Productions announce strategic partnership surrounding Movie "Untapped"

In a joint announcement today, Atlanta-based independent film producer, Brothers Young Productions (BroYoPro) and The Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential (GCAPP) announced a strategic partnership surrounding the upcoming independent film "Untapped". Click here for more information. 

 

Sunday Conversation with Kim Nolte - By Ann Hardie For the AJC
Kim Nolte, president and CEO of the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential, talked about the dynamics behind the downward trend in teen pregnancy and how the nonprofit Fonda started when she was a Georgia resident plans to cut teen pregnancies even more while expanding its mission. 
 

The New York Times - Politicians, Teens and Birth Control 
Here’s a story of utter irresponsibility: About one-third of American girls become pregnant as teenagers. But it’s not just a story of heedless girls and boys who don’t take precautions. This is also a tale of national irresponsibility and political irresponsibility — of us as a country failing our kids by refusing to invest in comprehensive sex education and birth control because we, too, don’t plan ahead. Click here to read the full article.

 

Jane Fonda is Honored by Variety Magazine for Her Work With GCAPP

When Jane Fonda founded the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential in 1994, she met with resistance.  Click here to read Variety’s story about Jane and GCAPP.

 

…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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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 general@gcapp.org 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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