Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale North Beach Gives $10,000 towards expansion of Firewall Centers programs

DAVIE, Fla. (Jan. 4th, 2017) – The Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale North Beach generously donated $10,000 to Firewall Centers during a year-end matching challenge to support program services for more students in the upcoming 2017/18 school year.

Currently, Firewall serves 400+ middle and high school students on a daily basis with plans to increase to 500+ daily in the next school year. Program participants are low-income, minority students who attend Title I schools in Broward County.

At Firewall, students are assisted daily with their homework and studying for tests as well as given individually targeted tutoring in key subjects like reading and math.

The program also utilizes its own T.H.I.N.K. curriculum to equip students with life skills that build their ability to set goals, make informed decisions, and overcome obstacles. It is designed to teach the students resilience, perseverance, and leadership principles.

Firewall is set apart from other after-school programs thanks to its innovative technology designed to help staff monitor student grades and test scores, the individualized student success plans staff develops for each student which include a personal/academic profile to help them set goals, and its long-term family model that supports students from 6th grade all the way through high school graduation and beyond.

Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale North Beach, Firewall can continue to provide its daily, school-based tutoring and mentoring services designed to help students achieve academic success, build character and transform into servant leaders.

Andy Fernandez, Firewall Centers’ Executive Director, expresses that, “The [Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale North Beach] is always so welcoming and attentive every time I come to speak. We are grateful for their generous support of our mission and dedication to helping our youth succeed.”