August 2012 Newsletter

Words cannot express how truly blessed we are this year!

With our expansion, it has become absolutely essential to have the right people in place at each of our four centers. Our leadership team is dedicated and passionate about working to transform the lives of students across South Florida.

Center Director of Davie High School: Travis

My first week I found myself standing In a room full of passionate, talented, bright, gifted and unique high schoolers getting ready to leap into limitless directions of the real world. I am so excited to have the opportunity to help them on their journey to pursue the exciting purpose that God has for their life. In my opinion, this young generation Is the most underused and undervalued resource on this planet.  It’s time we recognize their potential and empower them to make this world a better place; I see this happening everyday at Firewall and I am thrilled to be a part of this awesome team!


Center Director of Davie Middle School: Maria

Firewall Centers has been a part of my life since I moved here from my country of birth, helping me through the good times and the bad. As I settled down and learned the English language, I began practicing the values that I was taught by my parents and the Firewall center. I started giving back and developed a passion for working with kids from low-income families. I have gotten to know many students and the hardships that they go through on an everyday basis. They are kids with many talents that just need a little push to succeed and that is what I am here to do. I really enjoy what I do because I know I am making a difference in their lives, and I hope to one day see them in their successful careers.

Center Director of Hollywood: Finley

Last summer I heard about this after-school program called Firewall Centers. My initial thought was, “What kind of name is Firewall?” It wouldn’t take long for me to find out just what Firewall was all about. Zechariah 2:5 says, “‘For I,’ declares the LORD, ‘will be a wall of fire around her [Jerusalem], and I will be the glory in her midst.’”  Just like the firewall on your computer is a protection from harmful intruders and downloads, Firewall Centers is a protection for youth from the harmful and  destructive influences of the world. Firewall offers a place of safety and security. Kids are free to be kids as they are challenged to grow into mature adults. Firewall is a place of opportunity. Students are shown that they can choose a better life than they have known.  And Firewall is a place of life change. Students’ lives are impacted for all eternity as they are taught to be servant leaders. As I begin my second year working with Firewall, I am super excited for all that is to come. I know Firewall is onto something big here—because it works! Firewall changes lives!

Center Director of Pompano Beach: Megan

I’ve had the privilege of working at Firewall for the past couple of weeks and I can honestly say that being a part of this ministry has already given me the opportunity to observe a change in my own life.  I get to witness the beautiful transformation of a change in attitude, action, relationship and values in the lives of these students. These students come to the center to seek academic help from our staff and mentors, but leave with a new outlook that allows them to see that there is a purpose and a meaning for their lives. I am excited to be a part of a team that is not only passionate about helping students reach their best potential, but focused on guiding the student towards a life changing experience that administers an internal transformation.