The Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Program is a Community Based Initiative that integrates both Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Services (APPS) and Community Based Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (CBAPP) into a signal comprehensive community based adolescent sexual health initiative.
The purpose of the CAPP Community-Based initiative is to develop and expand primary prevention programs aimed at decreasing the incidence of adolescent pregnancy through the establishment of a comprehensive and coordinated approach to reduce the risk of initial and repeat pregnancies, STDs and HIV/AIDS rates among New York State adolescents. Further, the initiative will more effectively address issues associated with adolescent parenting and the racial, ethnic, and geographic disparities that are related to adolescent sexual health outcomes.
The specific goals of the CAPP community-based initiative and local CAPP projects are to:
The Career Center serves students at Mount Vernon High School. Youth are provided with the opportunity to receive information on Job Fairs and community/volunteer services and referrals including the Westchester County Rye Playland Job Fair. College and career workshops are offered through the Career Center. This program has been financially supported through the New York State Department of Health as a result of the Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (CAPP) Program.