The Georgia Chaffee Teenage Parent Program (TAPP) is designed to prevent school dropout due to teen pregnancy and parenting. The program, offered to middle and high school students throughout Jefferson County, is available at two locations: South Park (1010 Neighborhood Place) and Westport (8800 Westport Road).
Since 1970, TAPP has enabled thousands of young women to complete their high school education. Being a mother at a young age presents many barriers to success in school, such as illness, child-care issues, transportation, and access to medical care. TAPP provides these and other valuable services on-site so students never have to leave campus to receive their education.
TAPP's philosophy is that teenage pregnancy is not an excuse to fail. Rather, it becomes the reason you must succeed! This success is accomplished through our excellent academic program and exceptional support services, which include our Medical Clinic, Child-Care Center, Family Programs, and S.M.A.R.T. grant services.
TAPP's graduation rate is 97 percent, and each year an increasing percentage of our graduates enroll in college. The success of TAPP would not be possible if not for the accomplished, dedicated, and caring staff who firmly believe in the potential of all students.
Because of the program's unparalleled success and commitment to teen mothers and their children, TAPP has been recognized as the Most Outstanding Intervention Program in the country by the National Organization of Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting.
Students and families interested in enrolling in South Park TAPP should complete the online referral process.