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Amerigroup donates $3K for elementary school behavior program

Sherwood Acres Elementary School celebrated a donation of $3,000 from Amerigroup. (Source: WALB) Sherwood Acres Elementary School celebrated a donation of $3,000 from Amerigroup. (Source: WALB)
PBIS Coach Veronica Reese said instead of teaching rules, that program implements expectations and encourages the kids to mind their manners. (Source: WALB) PBIS Coach Veronica Reese said instead of teaching rules, that program implements expectations and encourages the kids to mind their manners. (Source: WALB)
"These are some of the things we like to do with the community," said Cicily Florence with Amerigroup Community Care. (Source: WALB) "These are some of the things we like to do with the community," said Cicily Florence with Amerigroup Community Care. (Source: WALB)
That money will mostly go to the school's Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Program. (Source: WALB) That money will mostly go to the school's Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Program. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A partnership between Amerigroup Community Care and one South Georgia elementary school will help teach students behavioral skills.

Sherwood Acres Elementary School celebrated a donation of $3,000 from Amerigroup Friday afternoon.

WATCH: Teachers dance to celebrate donation from Amerigroup

That money will mostly go to the school's Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Program.

PBIS Coach Veronica Reese said instead of teaching rules, that program implements expectations, and encourages the kids to mind their manners, by giving them prizes.

"The donation is going to mean the world to our school, because we're going to use it for our students," said Reese.

"These are some of the things we like to do with the community," said Cicily Florence with Amerigroup Community Care. "We like to come out and make sure we're supportive."

Part of Amerigroup's donation will also help fund a new robotics program for Sherwood Acres.

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