BATON ROUGE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Amerigroup Louisiana has donated $12,000 to fund 100 scholarships for children ages 4 – 16 to attend ExxonMobil YMCA’s Summer Camp Program in Baton Rouge, La. The camp program offers children the opportunity to attend health and nutrition classes, while engaging in fun, safe and age-appropriate physical activities that promote healthy lifestyles. Campers also have the opportunity to learn about nature, gain independence and develop essential social skills.
“Amerigroup has sponsored hundreds of scholarships for ExxonMobil YMCA’s summer camp over the past few years to help families who do not have the means to send their children to summer camp,” said Sonya Nelson, Amerigroup Louisiana president. “We recognize the benefits camp activities can have on health and overall wellbeing, and we are proud of our role in helping to shape lifestyles and improve future health outcomes.”
This is Amerigroup’s fifth consecutive year servings as a sponsor of scholarships for ExxonMobil YMCA’s Summer Camp Program. The average cost for a child to attend YMCA’s summer camp for a week is $110 - $115. Financial assistance such as Amerigroup’s funding ensures children have the opportunity to engage in enriching, safe experiences with caring staff and volunteers who model positive values that help build character.
“The YMCA serves more than 800,000 U.S. kids and adults through summer, day and resident camp programs,” said Kristen Hogan, YMCA of the Capital Area, Marketing Director. “We are grateful for Amerigroup’s generous support and partnership in the effort to strengthen our communities by nurturing the potential of our youth.”
Nationally, the YMCA has been a leader in providing summer camp for more than 125 years. Its camp programs offer a fun and unique experience that gives children and teens the opportunity to discover their full potential, meet new friends, play and create memories that last a lifetime, all while becoming part of a community. For more information about YMCA programing in and around Baton Rouge, visit www.ymcabatonrouge.org.
ABOUT AMERIGROUP LOUISIANA
Amerigroup Louisiana has been serving the state since 2012. We recognize the challenges low-income and underserved individuals face, and we tailor our programs to address them. Our health plan members are assured care that is not only accessible, but also accountable, comprehensive, integrated and patient-centered. Amerigroup Louisiana provides ongoing community relations and outreach to encourage members to become active participants in their health care. Also, through health education programs, members are empowered to choose and sustain healthy lifestyles. To learn more about Amerigroup Louisiana, visit www.www.myamerigroup.com/LA.