We are a FINALIST!
Our founder, Andy Fernandez, was nominated as one of the three finalists for the Non-Profit Leader of the Year Academy Award presented by 2-1-1 Broward.
As our Executive Director, Andy has established partnerships county-wide that have allowed Firewall to grow exponentially in just 5 years, expanding from serving 40 students to 400 each day. He has created a culture within Firewall where students become mentors when they graduate and developed an annual Serve-A-Thon event that teaches students to give back to our community through service projects.
In the past, we have received the Collective Impact for Youth and Non-Profit Organization of the Year Rising Star Academy Awards.
Center Spotlight: Blanche Ely High School
Meet Kenny. He is a 10th grade student at Blanche Ely High. He actually started attending Firewall in the 6th grade at our Pompano Beach Middle Center. Over the last five years, we have been a part of his growth into an excellent A/B student and driven young man. After graduating High School, he wants to help people by becoming a Pharmacist.
Thank you for being a part of our Firewall family and for helping to spread the fire!