JAXPORT’s Carnival Elation welcomed the port’s student mentees from First Coast High School’s Global Logistics and Supply Chain Technology Academy aboard for a celebration marking the end of the school year. JAXPORT employees who serve as Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors joined the students for a tour, meet-and-greet session with the crew and lunch in one of the Elation’s upscale dining rooms.
These students are mentored by JAXPORT employees through the Beyond School Walls program, a partnership with JAXPORT, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida and Duval County Public Schools. The students visit JAXPORT once a month, meeting with JAXPORT employees and learning about careers in and around the port.
JAXPORT employees have participated in mentoring opportunities with students in Duval County Public Schools for nearly 15 years.
Learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida here.