August 2017 Newsletter

The 2017 – 2018 school year is officially underway! This week, we welcomed returning and new students at our Centers and are excited for what the year has in store. Before the school year began, we had a very successful mentor training and partnered with Calvary Chapel Plantation to get our students ready for school![…]

July 2017 Newsletter

Summer 2017 has been a great one for Firewall. We successfully launched three summer programs, and we also won a community award! Our Summer Program was a Blast! In the last month, we served over 100 students through our three summer programs! Incoming 6th and 7th graders reviewed math, science, and language arts skills, and[…]

Meet the Mentors – Pt. 1

*** Firewall Centers sat down with Nirmel to learn about all his experience as a Mentor at Firewall.  *** Q: How long have you been working for Firewall Centers? Nirmel: This would actually be my second year. I was also a mentor for my first year at Western High School. I honestly prefer working with[…]

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[…]

May 2017 Newsletter

The school year is coming to a close, and it’s hard to believe that Serve-A-Thon was almost one month ago! We wanted to spend some time to reflect on how much the event impacted our students. #FirewallServes: Serve-A-Thon Recap Our 4th Annual Serve-A-Thon was a great success! Firewall students took Broward by storm, serving at 6[…]

April 2017 Newsletter

Our annual Serve-A-Thon is just 2 weeks away, and we wanted to share some success stories from our Blanche Ely high school center and update you on how our students will be serving Broward. Berenice and Maylika are seniors at Blanche Ely High School. Recently, Maylika pulled her mentor Tera aside and started crying. She[…]

March 2017 Newsletter

March is in full swing, and we wanted to give you an update on our speaker series, share an awesome success story about one of our AmeriCorps Firewall Mentors, and announce an award that one of our staff received. T.H.I.N.K. Leadership Speaker Series makes an impact 8th grade Firewall student Louie aspires to be a policeman[…]

Firewall Centers Receives $10,000 from Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund

DAVIE, Fla. (Feb. 13th, 2017) – Firewall Centers received a generous $10,000 grant from the Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund. The grant will support Firewall Centers’ T.H.I.N.K. Leadership program at Lauderhill 6-12 STEM-MED Magnet School serving 50 low-income students. The Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund distributed $337,000 to 25 nonprofit organizations in Broward and[…]