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“It makes me feel as if I really am doing something good to help others. The work environment is great and so are the employees and kids.”

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  • Develop an excellent relationship with the students while promoting positive Attendance, Behavior, and Course Performance.
  • Help develop and implement strategies to help students improve in their academics
  • Receive a college scholarship/bi-weekly pay


  • Provide case management, including ensuring that students and their families connect to needed services (food, housing, social services, counseling, etc.)
  • Ensure that the center is running efficiently in order to achieve program objectives.
  • Provide students with guidance, mentoring, and individualized goal development, to help students set and attain academic & behavioral goals.


  • Evaluate the individual needs of the students so that all academic/curriculum requirements and necessary interventions are met.
  • Record  and maintain all required paperwork including  (i.e. attendance logs, etc.)
  • Oversee that staff are properly completing all program operational tasks.



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“I’ve had the opportunity to work with students from elementary to high school and honestly, it has been incredibly rewarding to provide the resources and support that they need to succeed and grow into amazing leaders.” – Cynthia


  • A. Members are placed at one of our program locations within a Broward County Public School.   Firewall staff will work with mentors to place them at a school that works best for them geographically! The current schools we serve:
    • Bair Middle School
    • Broward Estates Elementary
    • Coconut Creek High School
    • Collins Elementary
    • Horizon Elementary
    • Imagine North Lauderdale (K-5 only)
    • Lauderhill 6-12
    • Oakridge Elementary
    • Park Lakes Elementary
    • Plantation Middle School
    • Village Elementary
    • Westwood Heights Elementary

A. Members serve weekday afternoons throughout the public school year at their assigned school! Members do not serve during holiday breaks. Training days happen on early release days. On a typical day, members will arrive at their assigned school between 1:30 and 3:45 p.m.

A. The bi-weekly pay varies depending on your position and total hours commited for the year!

A Member/Tutor earns $15-$20/hour. At the end of the service year they, also receive a $1,600 – $4,500 Segal Education Award (Scholarship). 

A. Each Member is assigned a specific group of students for the entire school year. Mentors check their grades, provide tutoring on specific subject areas, etc.

The Firewall AmeriCorps Member is an essential member of Firewall’s leadership team. Members build a close relationship with a group of students, model positive behaviors, and tutor and help with homework.


A. Yes! All Member will be given AmeriCorps shirts upon hire. We ask our mentors to wear khaki pants, jeans, or dress pants and closed-toed shoes.

A. The Member and Lead Member position begin the 1st week of August of each school year and finishes during the first week of June.

A. Requirements include a High School diploma, the ability to work in the U.S. , and the commitment to work from August-June.

  • The applicant must be 18 years of age or older

A. When accepted, AmeriCorps Members will receive an orientation packet and will be required to participate in two full-day  trainings, ongoing quarterly workshops, and site-specific training as required. Each training session will equip AmeriCorps Firewall Members with the necessary skills to meet student needs and learn how to best communicate with parents, teachers, schools, and volunteers.