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(JACKSON, MS, February 3, 2023) Parents for Public Schools® was recently awarded a sponsorship from Amerigroup, a trusted health insurance provider that offers Medicare and Medicaid coverage. The $25,000 sponsorship will allow PPS to partner with public schools throughout Mississippi to improve health outcomes for students. 

Due to this funding, PPS will develop a workshop focusing on the connection between healthy students and academic outcomes. Of this sponsorship, PPS National Executive Director, Joann Mickens, stated, “We are truly appreciative of the support we continue to receive from Amerigroup, a valued partner that has sponsored our work in the past and that sees the benefits that our communities derive from strong public schools.” 

About Parents for Public Schools

Parents for Public Schools, Inc. (PPS) was founded in 1991 in Jackson, MS. PPS is a diverse, national organization whose mission is to advance the role of parents and communities in securing a high-quality public education for every child.  PPS provides professional leadership training that prepares parents and others to become equal partners with and responsible stewards of their public schools. 

For more information about PPS, contact Joann Mickens, Executive Director, at 601-969-6936, or; visit our website, (, or follow us on Facebook (, Twitter (@PPS_National) and Instagram (@PPS_National).