Partnership with Pro Football Hall of Fame

֦Ƶ's partnership with the Pro Football Hall of Fame (PFHOF), which began in 2017, focuses on various community engagement and health awareness initiatives. The partnership's flagship program, Strong Youth Strong Communities™ (SYSC), leads these efforts alongside other significant programs such as Salute to Service, which honors veterans during Super Bowl events. In 2024, the partnership plans to participate in No One Eats Alone Day, host five SYSC events across different states and engage in Salute to Service activities, including preparations for the upcoming Super Bowl in New Orleans. Additionally, collaborative efforts will be showcased at the Big Brothers Big Sisters annual conference.

No One Eats Alone

Supporting children through strong community-based programs is important to ֦Ƶ and its subsidiaries. Through these efforts, we are able to make a positive difference in the lives of children across the nation.

֦Ƶ with its health plans, a national program that inspires middle-school students to end social isolation. A series ofNo One Eats Alone®(NOEA) Day events are hosted in February in schools across the country to support this national program by participating in a shared curriculum to teach students how to combat isolation and promote ways of how to be kind to their peers.

“The last two years have been beyond challenging for students, particularly when it comes to their own mental health and well-being.No One Eats Aloneis truly an exceptional Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum because our high school Teen Board has helped shape it, ensuring that it will resonate with middle schoolers. It contains all the activities they need to reconnect with classmates and create belonging for everyone,” said Laura Talmus, co-founder and executive director of Beyond Differences.

kids in school assembly

Ending Social Isolation

Each year, the initiative reaches more than 1 million students in all 50 states. Mental health is especially important now as students experience the growing stressors due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its social isolation effects.Students have shown that when they are given the tools, they will stand up for others as empathetic and caring activists, not passive bystanders.

Many of ֦Ƶ's health plans participated by hosting in-person or online events promoting awareness and driving change with schools in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Texas, Florida, and other states. Following ֦Ƶ's local approach, each school put their own spin on the event.

National Urban League

The guiding principle of the National Urban League is to empower communities and change lives. As a national and community partner, the has worked with ֦Ƶ to advance its corporate mission to transform the health of the communities we serve, one person at a time.

The Community Empowerment Center opened during the 2017 National Urban League Conference in July and is currently home to the Save Our Sons workforce and jobs training program.

Michael Neidorff, National Urban League CEO and others cutting ribbon at the Community Empowerment Center in Ferguson, Missouri

The grand opening of the Community Empowerment Center in Ferguson, Missouri.