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Amerigroup Georgia Launches Style Tour to Increase Access to Clothing and Haircuts to Prepare Kids for New School Season


Statewide Initiative follows Back-to-School Supply tour, which
offered tens of thousands of free school supplies to families as an
additional effort to break down barriers that can hinder academic success

Amerigroup Community Care of Georgia is launching its Style Tour, a
program to help families, with school-aged youth, across the state by
providing free school clothing and haircuts. Amerigroup's Style Tour
will travel through the entire state of Georgia and distribute thousands
of clothing items to help jump start back-to-school wardrobes. Each
event stop will also feature pampering stations that offer various
services, such as haircuts and manicures.

School officials have reported that youth, who do not have appropriate
clothing or supplies, tend to miss school more often than their peers.
With one in five students living in poverty across Georgia, access to
clothing becomes a significant barrier to academic success. In addition,
statistics also show that on average, it costs a family approximately
$500 per child to prepare for the upcoming school year. Since this
expense may not be feasible for many Georgia families with limited
incomes, Amerigroup is stepping in to help.

"Amerigroup Georgia is committed to helping families and individuals
across Georgia address the social barriers to good health, and we are
proud to play a role in helping thousands of children and teens succeed
in school," said Mel Lindsey, Amerigroup Georgia's health plan
president. "As a leader in coordinating Medicaid services across our
State, Amerigroup understands the needs of Georgia's youth and families,
including the extra support they need during the back-to-school season."

Amerigroup Style Tour events are scheduled for the following dates and

Atlanta Style Tour
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Hill, Child and Family Adolescent Center
2805 Metropolitan Pkwy SW
GA 30315

East AGP Style Tour
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Howard Community Center
103 Diamond Lakes Way
Hephzibah, GA

SE Style Tour
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Midtown Community Center
1110 Graydon Street
Savannah, GA 31405

Atlanta Style Tour
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Recreation Center
2771 Columbia Dr
Decatur, GA 30034

NW Style Tour
Friday, August 24, 2018
1400 Crane St
Rome, GA 30161

North East Style Tour
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Mundy Mill Rd
Oakwood, GA 30566

SW Valdosta Style Tour
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Career Center (outside in Left Lot)
1000 N, St Augustine Rd
GA 31601

Each event is open to the public and will offer a family-friendly
celebration with entertainment, games, prizes, snacks, refreshments and
health information at no charge. Every child will have the opportunity
to select a popular-fashion t-shirt or a uniform polo shirt. They will
also receive a pair of stylish socks to complete their look.


Amerigroup Community Care of Georgia helps improve health care access
and quality for more than 380,000 low-income Georgians by developing
innovative care management programs and services. Members are assured
care that is not only accessible, but also accountable, comprehensive,
integrated and patient-centered. Amerigroup Georgia provides ongoing
community relations and outreach to encourage members to become active
participants in their health care. Through health education programs,
members are empowered to choose and sustain a healthy lifestyle. For
more information about Amerigroup Community Care of Georgia, visit

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