June 2019 Newsletter

Meet John, an AmeriCorps Firewall Mentor that worked daily with our Western High School students this past school year. John graduated from Princeton University in 2018 and will attend Duke Law School in the fall to pursue his dream of becoming a lawyer. He has always had a passion for helping others and serving the[…]

May 2019 Newsletter

Our Servant Leader Celebration hosted by Eric Yutzy was amazing! Our keynote speaker, Anita Fain Taylor, shared with the students that “regardless of what job you are given, as small as it may seem, give it your all.” We also recognized our graduating High School seniors, including Arnold, a Firewall student that has been with[…]

April 2019 Newsletter

Meet De’Andre, a Firewall student. De’Andre didn’t think he’d be able to graduate, but now he’s graduating a year early! De’Andre started attending Firewall in 6th grade. Throughout Middle School and into 9th grade, he was unmotivated to do work and struggled in most of his classes. But Firewall’s long term mentoring and tutoring developed[…]

March 2019 Newsletter

Soroptimist International of Davie visited our Western High School Center and shared their ‘Dream It, Be It’ curriculum that provides career support for girls. Two students shared with the group about their dream to go to college. During their last session, one of the Soroptimist ladies gifted them each with $100 to start their college fund! The[…]

October 2018 Newsletter

On Tuesday, October 9th we held our Student-to-Leader Luncheon! Abner Molina, a Firewall graduate, shared his story and talked about some of the difficulties he overcame, like growing up in a rough neighborhood in which a lot of his peers ended up in jail, experimented with drugs, or worse, were shot. But Abner’s story turned out different![…]

September 2018 Newsletter

Welcome our newest Firewall Center…Walker Elementary! The neighborhood surrounding Walker Elementary has a higher rate of childhood poverty than almost 97% of all U.S. neighborhoods. We are in this school to make a difference and we are excited to partner with Principal Bullock and his great team of teachers at Walker Elementary! In preparation to[…]