AACTS: African American Churches Transforming Society
SNAPP: Statewide Network Among Partners for Parents/Caregivers

We are appealing to Parents and Caregivers of middle and high school students to partner with us in finding solutions to reduce teen pregnancy and to help at risk teenagers.

Our goal is to support the development, innovation and evaluation of promising parent practices to help reduce teen pregnancy, STI’s and related youth risks in the state of Georgia.

We have witnessed historic declines in teen pregnancy and birth rates...

but there is still more work to be done.

Despite notable progress in helping teens reach their full potential, there are continued and pervasive disparities in teen pregnancy and birth by race, ethnicity, and in the most vulnerable populations—including youth who are homeless, living in foster care, or involved with the juvenile justice system

Target & Impact

Morehouse School of Medicine’s Statewide Network among Partners for Parents/Caregivers (SNAPP), in conjunction with African American Churches Transforming Society (AACTS) is currently executing a three-year innovation and impact strategy to explore, develop, and disseminate effective parenting and caregiver interventions that help reduce teen pregnancy, STIs, and related risks in Georgia. 

This year, the Office of Population Affairs (OPA), which leads efforts against teen pregnancy and National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, celebrates a historic decline in rates of teen pregnancy and births in the United States.

Compared to the general population. According to the CDC, almost 172,000 babies were born to young women between the ages of 15 and 19 in the United States in 2019. Black and Hispanic teens led in births:

  • Hispanic = 26.7
  • Black = 26.3
  • White = 12.1

Your Commitment

Using a very minimum amount of time, the parents’ role for primarily middle school and high school students is to agree to use a specially designed curriculum with their students and provide feedback to the designated appropriate committee.

While the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) has designated May as National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, this particular AACTS/SNAPP program is a three-year program.

Parents & Caregivers

Caregivers will simply record the age range they have or have had influence and also provide feedback as they read and review the curriculum.

AACTS/SNAPP will target parents/caregivers of vulnerable youth from various backgrounds: low income, ethnic minority, rural, delinquent, pregnant, and parenting, victims of abuse and trauma, and special needs.

Caregivers are defined as anyone who has, or has had some form of influence over middle and high schoolers, such as past or present educators, administrators, coaches, ministers, doctors, lawyers, social service employees, past parents, etc. 

GPG Care & Counseling Ministry

Evaluation Committee

As one of the four committees, the Greater Piney SNAPP committees, The Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church Care & Counseling Ministry is part of the Evaluation Committee.  As a member of American Churches Transforming Society (AACTS) is dedicated to identifying and recruiting parents & caregivers of primarily middle and high school students throughout North Georgia. 

In addition to parents, our goal is to recruit faith-based youth ministry leaders, coaches in schools, parks and recreation centers, children hospitals, healthcare providers, physicians, boys & girls club leaders, and past & present educators & administrators to participate in providing feedback on a the specially designed curriculum. While using individual contact methods, social media, online gathering, we will continually explore new innovative methods to make in-roads in tackling the epidemic of teenage pregnancy.

Program Participation

Your participation in this three-year AACTS/SNAPP program will entail spending a minimum amount of time to administer the specially designed curriculum and provide feedback as a parent.  As a caregiver as defined above, you will simply provide your input (recommendations/suggestions) regarding ways to enhance the curriculum. 

The first step for caregivers as well is to complete the form provided and simply state the age range of students you currently have or previously had influence to provide guidance. You will provide suggestions/feedback regarding the curriculum. Finally, please note there will also be some type of incentive provided to all participants.

So please click the link below which will provide the form to complete. Once completed, please return the form to.

Questions about the program.