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The RAPPP Program (Responsible Attitudes toward Pregnancy, Parenting & Prevention) is an adolescent pregnancy prevention program designed to be used within the curriculum of the health or science department of high and junior high school systems.

RAPPP also impacts adolescents and young adults in the community through a number of outreach programs.

RAPPP has reached more than 47,500 teens and parents since its inception, including more than 27,000 teens through its in-school programs at area senior and junior high schools.

All materials, models, staff support and training are free of charge to participating schools.

Greater New Bedford Healthy Communities, Healthy Youth Initiative

Southcoast Hospitals' RAPPP (Responsible Attitudes toward Pregnancy, Parenting & Prevention) Program today launched a new program for community members and organizations involved in working with Greater New Bedford's youth.

"The Greater New Bedford Healthy Communities, Healthy Youth Initiative" was presented to more than 150 community members and local organizations today at the Hawthorne Country Club in Dartmouth, with the goal of uniting all sectors of the community that interact with the city's young people.

The new program is based on a national model currently being implemented in high-risk communities across the country. Created by the nonprofit Search Institute, the program is being sponsored locally by Southcoast Hospitals RAPPP program and aims to create a stronger community for our young adults by emphasizing positive developmental assets.

Read the news release about RAPPP's new youth initiative in New Bedford

Southcoast Hospitals RAPPP kicked off the "Greater New Bedford Healthy Communities, Healthy Youth Initiative" on May 30, attended by more than 100 area people who work with you. Pictured from left are Jeff Yalden, MTV youth life coach, Mike Valler, Southcoast Hospitals RAPPP Program, Michelle Guilbeault, Southcoast Hospitals RAPPP Program, Cindy Guilbeault, Southcoast Hospitals RAPPP Program, New Bedford Mayor Scott Lang, Tony Jordan, retired NFL football player and now director of recreation for the City of Rochester, N.Y., Jim Rattray, Vice President of Marketing & Public Affairs at Southcoast Hospitals Group, and Karen MacArthur, asset leader at The Search Institute.

RAPPP Radio Spots

These radio spots were produced for the Southcoast RAPPP program by Fun 107 and WBSM News/Talk/Sports 1420 AM radio.

RAPPP Sponsors

Southcoast RAPPP wishes to thank our corporate sponsors for their generous support.


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