July 2018 Newsletter

We hope you’re having an amazing summer so far! We want to share an incredible story with you about Zack who started attending Firewall in 7th grade. During High School, he began to struggle in his classes and received D’s and F’s. His Firewall mentor, Taylor, was there to tutor him and keep him focused[…]

June 2018 Newsletter

We had an incredible 2017-2018 school year! To finish the year, we had our Servant Leader Celebration, where we honored our Seniors, 8th graders, and heard from Broward County School Board Member Dr. Rosalind Osgood. She inspired our students to keep going, despite any obstacles they may face. Dr. Osgood shared how she overcame her[…]

May 2018 Newsletter

Our Fifth Annual Serve-A-Thon was a great success! Our students participated in seven service projects across Broward County, including feeding the homeless, packaging food for hungry families, restoring Snyder Park, and visiting nursing homes. Our Western High School students visited the Alexander Nininger State Veterans Home and enjoyed every minute of their experience! One great[…]

April 2018 Newsletter

Meet Nakita, a 9th grader who started at Firewall in 6th grade. This past year has been very difficult for Nakita as one of her close friends died in a tragic car accident. She has also faced numerous health issues that have caused her to miss a lot of school. As a result, Nakita’s grades began[…]

March 2018 Newsletter

Our High School students are career ready! Retired businessman, Bob Jablonski, and Firewall’s Executive Director, Andy Fernandez, visited our 3 High School Centers and did a 2 week series where they shared tips on how to search for and secure a job. This series ended with students participating in mock interviews in front of their[…]

February 2018 Newsletter

For Valentine’s Day, our students and mentors gave handmade cards to over 400 residents at three different elderly care centers with the help of Heart2Heart Outreach of South Florida. Leading up to Valentine’s Day, all of our Firewall students were taught that they can love others by serving them, so they created personalized cards to[…]

November 2017 Newsletter

This month, we would like to highlight two service projects that our students participated in as well as our successful Firewall Family Dinner event! Operation Christmas Child ‘Wrap-Up’ For the second year in a row, all 500+ Firewall students participated in the Operation Christmas Child Project. They packed and sent out 113 shoeboxes filled with[…]

October 2017 Newsletter

This month, we were recognized for a prestigious award and formed a new partnership in our community to provide the best for our students. We Won the AmeriCorps Rising Star Award! After our first year as an AmeriCorps program, we were presented with Volunteer Florida’s Rising Star Award at their 2016 – 2017 Awards Ceremony[…]