A service year at Firewall is a paid opportunity to develop real-world skills through hands-on service.
“At Firewall, I saw firsthand the life-changing power of mentoring. We help students visualize themselves as the next doctors, lawyers, police officers, and mechanics by working with students to develop a concrete plan that makes their dreams a reality.” – John
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:
• Flamingo Elementary
• Walker Elementary
• Horizon Elementary
• Lauderhill 6-12
• Bair Middle School
• Crystal Lake Middle School
• Indian Ridge Middle School
• Western High School
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 commitment for the year!
A Member works 13-25 hours a week and receives approximately $225-$428.57 bi-weekly. At the end of the service year they also receive a $1,600+ – $3,047.50+ 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.
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.