JACKSON, Miss.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Woman Scouts of Better Mississippi and Amerigroup, a nationwide coordinator of Medicaid and Medicare healthcare insurance coverage advantages, have joined forces to develop and launch new wholesome dwelling applications and alternatives for each present Mississippi Woman Scouts in addition to statewide youth who’re excited by becoming a member of a Woman Scout troop.
With the assist of Amerigroup funding, Woman Scouts of Better Mississippi has developed a brand new badge program that promotes wholesome behaviors for youth aged 5 to 18. This system focuses on wholesome thoughts, wholesome physique and wholesome consuming initiatives that Woman Scouts can study and full to earn a newly unveiled well being badge. To make sure widespread entry to this program, Amerigroup is masking Woman Scout enrollment charges for 200 underserved youth who dwell in excessive poverty areas throughout the state.
By an extra donation, Amerigroup can be providing 20 scholarships for Woman Scouts throughout Mississippi to take part in “Ladies on the Go,” a resident summer season camp that’s designed across the three wholesome dwelling areas promoted by the brand new Wholesome Residing badge program. This summer season camp will probably be held between June 6 and 9, at Camp Ita Kana, which is eight miles north of Wiggins, Miss. Camp Ita Kana is positioned on 339 superbly wooded acres and presents comfy, trendy facilities. Ladies on the Go programing will introduce contributors to conventional and non-traditional methods to have interaction in wholesome actions. Amerigroup’s scholarships additionally embody transportation to the Camp.
“Amerigroup’s collaboration with Woman Scouts of Better Mississippi is creating alternatives to deliver wholesome options to Mississippi that handle the wants of weak communities and guarantee higher future outcomes for youngsters,” stated Tara Clark, who leads Amerigroup Mississippi. “Collectively, we’re laying the muse for a more healthy technology and redefining what’s potential for our kids’s future success.”
These new Wholesome Residing applications and Amerigroup’s assist have been introduced throughout an unveiling occasion on April 21, at Woman Scout workplaces in Jackson, Miss. The occasion was attended by the First Girl of Mississippi, Elee Reeves, who’s an avid supporter of the Woman Scouts.
“The Woman Scouts have been a strong power for me and all three of my daughters by educating us management, teamwork and self-confidence, in addition to instilling a ardour to succeed and enhance our communities,” stated Mississippi First Girl Elee Reeves. “I’m grateful to see the large influence that Woman Scouts of Better Mississippi has on the lives of youth throughout our state, and I thank Amerigroup for becoming a member of our trigger to enhance lives and construct stronger, more healthy futures.”
First Girl Elee Reeves joined Woman Scouts of Better Mississippi as a toddler after which went on to function a Woman Scout chief for 22 years. She was a member of the Board of Administrators for Woman Scouts of Better Mississippi and at present serves as her youngest daughter’s troop chief.
“We’re thrilled with the chance to companion with Amerigroup to create new alternatives for women throughout our state, and we have now been honored to have the assist of First Girl Elee Reeves to assist additional our mission of constructing women of braveness, confidence and character – women who make the world a greater place,” stated Becky Traweek, CEO of Woman Scouts of Better Mississippi.
Amerigroup and Woman Scouts of Mississippi will proceed their collaboration by way of the summer season, after which by way of the autumn, when Woman Scouts kicks off its “Fall Video games” at Camp Ita Kana, which is able to proceed to have interaction youth in wholesome actions akin to yoga, Zumba, disc golf, horseback driving, golf and an introduction to martial arts. Then in February, a “Sweetheart Spectacular” occasion is deliberate to characteristic a wholesome cooking demonstration. Extra partnerships with local people faculties who provide levels in culinary applications are anticipated. For extra details about Woman Scouts of Better Mississippi programing and these upcoming occasions, go to www.gsgms.org.
About Woman Scouts of the USA
We’re 2.5 million sturdy—greater than 1.7 million women and 750,000 adults who consider within the energy of each G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Danger-taker, Chief) to alter the world. Our extraordinary journey started greater than 100 years in the past with the unique G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Woman Scout troop, and yearly since, we’ve honored her imaginative and prescient and legacy, constructing women of braveness, confidence, and character who make the world a greater place. We’re the preeminent management growth group for women. And with applications from coast to coast and throughout the globe, Woman Scouts presents each woman an opportunity to apply a lifetime of management, journey, and success. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or be a part of, go to www.gsgms.org.
About Amerigroup Mississippi
Amerigroup has greater than 29 years of expertise coordinating care with state-sponsored applications by way of our affiliated plans. Along with our well being plan associates, we serve 8.Eight million members in state-sponsored applications throughout 23 states. In 2020 we started partnering with quite a few organizations throughout Mississippi, targeted on increasing providers and applications for vital well being points like meals insecurity, diabetes, childhood weight problems, and employment expertise. By growing these relationships, we hear and learn the way we will greatest assist the vital work already being finished—and collectively have an excellent better influence in communities. We’re excited to broaden our work even additional in 2021. For extra details about Amerigroup Mississippi, go to www.amerigroupms.com.