B2Me spreads community development program to schools

The B2Me launch at Prendiville College.
The B2Me launch at Prendiville College.

ONLINE marketplace platform B2Me Australia held an event in Ocean Reef recently to show how schools can expand community development initiatives.

Principals and educational representatives from 17 schools across Perth gathered for a breakfast at The Hub at Prendiville College this term.

Ray Bartell.

The event, co-hosted by B2Me founder Ray Bartell and HHG Legal, showed how schools could develop, foster and expand family and community relationships by using an interactive and dynamic system developed by B2Me Australia.

“Schools by their very nature are an important part of the community,” Dr Bartell said.

“Research into the world’s best performing school systems shows that the most successful schools are able to develop strong connections with business and industry.

“Great community development begins with identifying and mobilising people’s strengths and so we developed an innovative cloud-based services finding platform that does exactly that.

“What ‘B2Me for Schools’ offers is an easy to use and ‘one click’ vehicle to make visible and create important connections between the school, their members who provide a service, and service seekers.

“It enables supportive networks to be expanded within and beyond the wall of a school.”

The Greenwood-based entrepreneur said some schools saw the platform as an opportunity to create additional touch points with their school community as well as the broader community.

Dr Bartell said others were attracted to the opportunity to help students access networks for work or business after school, and others used it to retain families and students.

For further information, visit https://b2me.com.au/schools .