400 At-Risk Students Complete a Countywide Day of Service Firewall Centers’ participants are given a hands-on opportunity to learn that serving is way of life at the 4th annual Serve-A-Thon DAVIE, Fla. (Apr. 29th, 2017) – On Saturday, April 29th, Firewall Centers held its fourth annual Serve-A-Thon presented by SunTrust Bank, where over 400 Firewall[…]
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 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[…]
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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[…]
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[…]
On November 4th, Firewall hosted its first family dinner with over 150 in attendance at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale. Guests connected with Firewall students, saw them perform a talent show, and heard about their Firewall experience through interviews and video. The evening had a dynamic start with Firewall students showcasing their talents through five different[…]