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August 2017 Newsletter

The 2017 – 2018 school year is officially underway! This week, we welcomed returning and new students at our Centers and are excited for what the year has in store.

Before the school year began, we had a very successful mentor training and partnered with Calvary Chapel Plantation to get our students ready for school! See more below!


Firewall mentor and student


Our Mentors Are Ready to Make A Difference

Earlier this month, our 52 Firewall Mentors went through an in-depth training to prepare for a successful school year. Through this training, Mentors learned the importance of developing meaningful relationships with their students while ensuring that they achieve academic success and build their character.

Specifically, Firewall AmeriCorps Mentors were trained on daily procedures like signing students in using a biometric fingerprint scanner, taking them out for recreational activities, and managing their behavior. They also learned how to use Pinnacle (Broward County’s grade tracking system) and other academic tools and resources to tutor and help students with homework. Mentors were equipped to use Firewall’s point-based incentive system and to teach lessons from its character building curriculum.


Mentors completing team building exercises at training


Some of our High School Firewall AmeriCorps Mentors


Thank you Calvary Chapel Plantation! 

We are always grateful for our amazing partners. This month, we wanted to recognize Calvary Chapel Plantation!

With their help, we were able to host a breakfast for the teachers at Bair Middle School as they prepared for the school year. Calvary Chapel Plantation also organized a backpack give-a-way for over 200 Firewall students and their families! The night consisted of fun activities, a BBQ, and ended with the students being able to pick out their own backpacks.

Thank you Calvary Chapel Plantation for your outstanding support and for helping our families and teachers prepare for an amazing school year!


Bair Middle School teachers at breakfast


Firewall students and mentor at Calvary Chapel Backpack Give-a-way


Firewall sixth grader at Backpack Give-a-way


Younger sister of a Firewall student


BIG News Coming Next Month! 

We are excited to introduce you to our 2 new Centers! So stay tuned for the September Newsletter and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see what’s happening daily at our Centers! This year is going to be the best year yet.

Sincerely,

Firewall Centers

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