2017-05-25 / Front Page

TPP program marches Saturday to help increase awareness here


APC-TPP Training Coordinator Cassondra Wimberly and the Georgia Class A State Champion 4x100m Relay team – Tycoriah Danner, Secoriah Danner, Ta’aliya Booker, and Kiara Binns – lead the TPP awareness march from The Square to The Pope Center. APC-TPP Training Coordinator Cassondra Wimberly and the Georgia Class A State Champion 4x100m Relay team – Tycoriah Danner, Secoriah Danner, Ta’aliya Booker, and Kiara Binns – lead the TPP awareness march from The Square to The Pope Center. The Wilkes County Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program works to reduce teen pregnancy, the incidence of STDs and STIs, and to improve adolescent health. And because May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, a TPP march was held last Saturday.

Organized by TPP Facilitator Roxeann Cobb, the march was designed to bring awareness to the need to reduce teen pregnancy in the Washington-­Wilkes community. It began on The Square after T-shirts were distributed and continued west on Robert Toombs Avenue to The Pope Center.

Family Connection and Communities in Schools of Wilkes Couny (FCCIS) provides the TPP program through the Augusta Partnership for Children (APC), funded by the Office of Adolescent Health.


TPP Facilitator Roxeann Cobb, Deputy Sheriff Geraldine Dill, and JumpStart Home Parent Educator Shakeema Young look over the T-shirt table prior to Saturday’s march. TPP Facilitator Roxeann Cobb, Deputy Sheriff Geraldine Dill, and JumpStart Home Parent Educator Shakeema Young look over the T-shirt table prior to Saturday’s march. “It was a successful march with a good group of participants,” FCCIS Executive Director Amethyst Wynn said.

Wilkes County Deputies Geraldine Dill and Johnny Crookham served as escorts for the marchers.

For further information and/or to volunteer, call Cobb at 706-678-4498, or Wynn at 706-678-7570.

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