June 2017 Newsletter

The school year is officially over and our summer programs have begun! Here are some end-of-year announcements and a recap on our annual awards ceremony.


Three Summer Programs!

 Firewall doesn’t end when the school year does. This week, we launched summer programs at Lauderhill 6-12 School, Pompano Beach Middle School, and the Orange Park Community Center serving Indian Ridge Middle students.

Last year was our first time running a summer program. We started at Lauderhill 6-12 with 35 students, and this year, we are serving a total of 103 students across three schools this summer.

Students completing a group activity and learning how to ‘Take Charge.’

Incoming 6th and 7th graders are receiving character-building curriculum lessons and academic enrichment daily during these next three to five weeks. The theme of the program is “Water,” and students will be learning about water conservation and taking care of our planet Earth. We are excited for our students to continue to be impacted during the summer!


We are looking for AmeriCorps Firewall Mentors!

If you know any recent high school graduates or college students who are looking to build their resume and gain experience, send them our way! We are accepting applications for the mentor position.

  • August 2017 – June 2018
  • MondayThursday, around 3:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Build lasting relationships and help with homework/tutoring
  • Receive bi-weekly pay and an education award

Those interested can apply online at http://firewallcenters.org/apply

 


Firewall Centers’ Awards Ceremony Recap

On May 23rd, Firewall held its annual awards ceremony at Calvary Chapel Plantation.

The ceremony was a great experience for everyone in attendance as we recognized our seniors, honored some outstanding students, and heard from our keynote speaker, accomplished artist George Gadson!

Gadson started as a banker until he discovered his passion for art, and has since been commissioned to create local monuments, sculptures for the Super Bowl, and more. Gadson truly inspired our students by reminding them that they are not a mistake and were born to have a purpose. He said, ‘Choice, not chance, determines your destiny.’

It is hard to say good bye to our graduates, but we are confident that they have the resources and drive to succeed in their next stage of life.

2016-2017 Firewall Awards Ceremony


Stay tuned for more updates from our summer programs and general announcements for the coming 2017-2018 school year!

Sincerely,

Firewall Centers