April 2012 Newsletter

As Firewall continues to expand its reach to more students throughout South Florida, more individuals, foundations, and businesses get excited and grab hold of the vision that has been planted in our hearts.

Recently, we shared our vision with the BJ’s Charitable Foundation and are just beyond excited to say that they have jumped on board and generously gifted us with $5,000! This gift will allow us to purchase school supplies, snacks, and rewards for our students!

Without the support of individuals like you, foundations such as BJ’s, and many others that we will be highlighting in the coming months, Firewall Centers would not be possible for our students. We are grateful for your partnership!

Servant Leader: Jorden

Jorden is a freshman at Western High School. Because Jorden is on the school’s football team, he has learned to prioritize and keep his grades up so that he can have fun playing and doing what he loves to do. We have known Jorden for three school years and have watched him grow up into a very polite and diligent young man. We are honored to make him our Servant Leader of the Quarter. His words:

“I love coming to Firewall. The mentors at the center have helped me to better my grades and myself as a person over the years. Whether through being surrounded by nice people, getting help with my schoolwork from my mentor, or just watching videos that talk about important values, Firewall has helped me greatly!”

Servant Leader: Catherine

Catherine is a seventh grader at Pompano Beach Middle School. Even though we have only known her since the beginning of this school year, we have seen her mature a great deal not only in her academics, but in choosing the right friends. We look forward to having Catherine in our program and watching her grow up and reach her full potential in every area of her life. Catherine says:

“Firewall mentors help me with my homework and they help me study for tests. On Wednesday, we learn about God and how he wants us to follow him.”

Recently, Catherine’s mom sent us an email thanking Firewall for what we have done for her daughter. Her words:

“I just wanted to send you a Thank you for being there for my daughter. Her grades are improving and so is her confidence… I am very thankful for your program.”

Stories like these prove that Firewall is an essential presence in our community! As student’s lives are changed, so is the world around us. These young people are our future. They are the ones that will turn around, give back, and ultimately make a difference in their communities!