June 21, 2024
Availity Takes Pupil Mentoring ‘Past College Partitions’

Main healthcare know-how firm hosted scholarship presentation to native highschool college students

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 3, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Availity, the nation’s largest real-time well being data community, introduced scholarships to college students from Jean Ribault Excessive College throughout a ceremony held on the firm’s Jacksonville headquarters yesterday.

The occasion is a poignant spotlight of the Past College Partitions program, a long-standing partnership between Availity, Massive Brothers Massive Sisters of Northeast Florida (BBBSNEFL), and Ribault to attach college students one-to-one with mentors from Availity.

Along with celebrating the scholars—a number of of whom have participated in this system for eight years—the occasion honored their workforce mentors at Availity. Throughout the occasion, scholarships funded by Availity have been introduced to the scholars, along with particular cords that shall be worn at their upcoming commencement ceremonies.

“It has been great to see the impact mentoring has had on each the scholars and the Availity mentors,” says Sara Alford, CEO of BBBSNEFL. “Yesterday’s celebration speaks to the facility of group involvement to positively influence the lives and future of those younger women and men.”

Availity created 11 scholarship alternatives with Florida Pay as you go School Board to assist college students plan and put together for his or her future on the faculty or commerce college of their alternative. One of many scholarships was named after Availity CEO Russ Thomas, who was current for the festivities.

“That is an thrilling program not just for my college students at Jean Ribault Excessive College however for the group. Once more, it permits them to get extra into vital pondering abilities, extra communication, extra collaboration,” says Ribault principal Dr. Gregory D. Bostic. “It permits them to look past the college partitions and see what’s on the market for them to do after they’re completed with highschool, go to school, after which determine their profession alternative.”

Availity launched the Past College Partitions Program with BBBSNEFL in January 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic pressured this system to modify to digital conferences till the 2022 college 12 months kicked off in September, when Availity mentors welcomed their ‘BBBS Littles’ again to campus to give attention to post-secondary plans, gaining workforce readiness, studying enterprise and know-how developments and way more.

“As an organization, we’re dedicated to enriching the communities by which we work by contributing our time and our treasure,” says Jaynae Johnson, a Strategic Accounts Supervisor at Availity who guided lots of the Past College Partitions occasions and mentorship actions on the firm. “Public/personal partnerships to enhance training are an effective way to construct sustainable communities. Working with BBBSNEFL and Ribault is a perfect partnership.”

Availity has deep roots in Florida, together with group involvement on company and private ranges, and paid day without work for workers who want to volunteer. In truth, Availity’s dedication to Ribault extends again to 2012. Dozens of Availity associates have volunteered time and assets to ship one-to-one mentoring, college provides, and schoolground landscaping to the Ribault group.

About Availity

Availity is the place the place healthcare finds the solutions wanted to shift focus again to affected person care. We work to unravel communication challenges in healthcare by creating a richer, extra clear change of data amongst well being plans, suppliers, and know-how companions. As one of many nation’s largest well being data networks, Availity facilitates billions of medical, administrative, and monetary transactions yearly. Our suite of dynamic merchandise, constructed on a strong, clever platform, permits real-time collaboration for achievement in a aggressive, value-based care atmosphere. 

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Matt Schlossberg
Director of Public Relations, Availity
[email protected]

About Massive Brothers Massive Sisters

Massive Brothers Massive Sisters of Northeast Florida’s (BBBSNEFL) mission is to create and assist one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the facility and promise of youth. Massive Brothers Massive Sisters operates underneath the assumption that inherent in each little one is the power to succeed and thrive in life. By inserting a caring grownup within the life of a kid, Massive Brothers Massive Sisters creates protected, high-quality, long-lasting mentoring relationships that assist susceptible youth not solely beat the percentages however change them and attain their full potential by private and educational achievement. Professionally supported by our employees, particular person roadmaps for achievement are developed in live performance with mother and father, youth, and mentors.

We all know that mentoring works! In 2021-22, 97% of youth have been promoted on time to the subsequent grade, 97% of youth had no behavioral referrals or suspensions and 95% of youth maintained or improved college attendance. The necessity for mentors is pressing; one in three children will develop up and not using a mentor (mentor.org). It takes just some hours a month to show youth to new beginnings and alternatives by mentorship. Collectively, we’re defenders of potential. To be taught extra or grow to be a mentor, go to bbbsnefl.org.


Daiserae White
Director of Communications & Outreach
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SOURCE Availity

Availity Takes Pupil Mentoring ‘Past College Partitions’