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Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention

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:

  1. Promote healthy sexual behaviors and reduce the practice of risky sexual behaviors among adolescents, using Evidence Based Curriculums;
  2. Ensure access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare and family planning services for adolescents;
  3. Expand opportunities and provide support and alternatives to sexual activity for adolescents, including pregnant and parenting teens, in order to promote an optimal transition through adolescent developmental milestones into a healthy young adulthood;
  4. Advance a comprehensive and sustainable local community effort to improve the community environment for adolescents through the development of a coordinated community plan.

Career Center

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.