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[…]

400 At-Risk Students Complete a Countywide Day of Service

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]