Firewall Centers receives $7,500 grant from Bank United to change student lives

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. (Dec. 22nd, 2015) Bank United awarded Firewall Centers a generous $7,500 grant to further the organization’s vision to transform the lives of students into servant leaders.

Nearly all of 400 program participants are low-income and come from minority families. Every day during the critical after-school hours, these students receive mentoring, tutoring, and leadership development, which not only gives them the support system they need to succeed now, but it places them on track for future success in their college and career paths.

Together with each student, Firewall staff creates individualized Success Plans to set school attendance, behavior, and academic goals. Firewall’s top-quality Mentors work with the same students throughout the year and meet with them daily to review their progress.

Firewall also provides its unique THINK curriculum to students, which is designed to instill character values and teach them leadership principles. Additionally, Firewall provides the technology access and school supplies necessary for students to complete their homework assignments and projects effectively.

With Bank United’s support, Firewall is able to continue changing the futures of at-risk students by providing them with the practical academic help, life skills, and positive role models they need to not only survive, but thrive.


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Andy Fernandez, Firewall Centers Executive Director and Leslie Lunak, Bank United CFO


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About Bank United

BankUnited, N.A., a national bank and wholly-owned subsidiary of BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE: BKU), is headquartered in Miami Lakes, Florida with 99 branches in 15 Florida counties and six banking centers in the New York metropolitan area at June 30, 2015. Ranked third onForbes Magazine’s list of “Best Banks in America 2015,” and one of the largest independent depository institutions headquartered in Florida by assets, BankUnited provides a wide range of commercial and consumer banking services. For additional information, call (877) 779-2265 or visit www.BankUnited.comBankUnited can be found on Facebook at and on Twitter @BankUnited.