July 2013 Newsletter

Firewall Gets a Facelift
Everything is new at Firewall! New curriculum, new paint, new carpet, new staff, and in the coming weeks, a new building and a new website!

It is hard to believe that it is almost August! But even though school is currently out of session, the offices of Firewall have been open and busy. We would like to send a warm thank you to Potential Church for their partnership and co-labors of love. Recently Potential donated paint and labor for two incredible work-days at our Davie Centers. About 70 volunteers showed up to weed-whack, tear down walls, prep for a new carpet, and give our middle and high school buildings an overall facelift. A brand new carpet has been donated to our center by the Town of Davie, and several servant leaders from Christ the Rock Community Church came out to install it. We are blessed!

Things are now looking sharp at our Davie Centers with a fresh coat of paint and plans for expansion. Other highlights include:

School supplies are being sorted for the coming school year.
Program formats are being tweaked.
Our summer staff is working diligently to prepare for August when we will be opening two new programs for a total of six centers!
Our new curriculum is almost finished.
We are about to launch our new weekly blog.
Also, be on the lookout for our new website design coming soon!

We would also like to give a shout-out to our newest team member and Center Director, Stephanie Flores. Her words:
“I’m really honored and excited about the opportunity to serve with Firewall Centers! I’m a native South Floridian and love the diversity it brings. I find it so important to invest and empower our young people but also to teach them lessons on serving and giving back. I look forward to getting to know the students, parents, staff, and partners as we work together to make an impact in our community and world.”

A lot is happening here at Firewall and we are very excited about all the new changes. Some of our new staff positions have been filled, but we are still interviewing. So if you or anyone you know are interested in partnering with Firewall as a staff member, please fill out our online application.

Have a happy summer from all your friends and family at Firewall! One more month until the school bells ring!