Pecheles Gives Back Press Release


Pecheles Automotive Group donates to the Pitt County School System in support of PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports)

GREENVILLE, N.C. (September 5, 2017) –Pecheles Automotive is giving back to the Pitt County School System, in an effort to show support for the PBIS program. PBIS, otherwise known as Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports, is an initiative of the NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI) focused on promoting and recognizing positive behavior throughout the school building.  PBIS has been implemented in select Pitt County Schools since 2004.  Currently there are 31 schools implementing PBIS with three additional schools coming on board in the 2017-18 school year.  Last year thirteen schools were recognized by DPI as Green Ribbon schools and seven schools were recognized as Model Schools.

“PBIS” is short for Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports.  PBIS is a framework or approach for assisting school personnel in adopting and organizing evidence-based behavioral interventions into an integrated continuum that enhances academic and social behavior outcomes for all students.  PBIS works by establishing school-wide expectations for behavior and provides a system to recognize and reward students displaying appropriate behavior.  Students have the opportunity to earn incentives such as prizes, school spirit wear, and participation in PBIS recognition celebrations.

“We are proud to continue our ongoing partnership with Pitt County Schools, as we give back in support of a program that encourages positive behaviors, cooperation, and respect for others. We’re excited about this initiative and believe in the importance of supporting our local schools and the invaluable role that they play in our community,” says Brian Pecheles, President of Pecheles Automotive.

Throughout this upcoming school year, Pecheles Automotive will be sponsoring a social media campaign to drum up support and interest in this supportive program. Every school in Pitt County will have an opportunity to participate. Every month, a winning school will be announced throughout the school year. Winning schools will be awarded a $1,000 grant from Pecheles Automotive, to be put towards the purchase of materials for their individual PBIS programs.

Family-owned and operated for 50 years, Pecheles Automotive is comprised of three dealerships representing eight brands: Joe Pecheles Volkswagen-Audi-Hyundai-Genesis-Mitsubishi in Greenville, Pecheles Ford-Toyota in Washington, and Pecheles Honda in New Bern. Pecheles Automotive is a family of 200 automotive professionals. Joe Pecheles Volkswagen-Audi-Hyundai-Genesis-Mitsubishi is located at 203 SE Greenville Blvd. and can be found online at


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