July 2017 Newsletter

Summer 2017 has been a great one for Firewall. We successfully launched three summer programs, and we also won a community award!

Our Summer Program was a Blast!

In the last month, we served over 100 students through our three summer programs! Incoming 6th and 7th graders reviewed math, science, and language arts skills, and completed hands-on projects to learn about the importance of water conservation and taking care of the environment.

Even during the summer, students were excited to come to Firewall and enhance their academic skills so they can be more prepared for the upcoming school year. “I was blown away by how the students actively participated and were so excited to learn,” said Taylor, Lead Mentor at our Lauderhill 6-12 summer program.

 Firewall Mentor and students
       Firewall students creating their very own paper mache Earths
      Firewall students practicing their debate skills
        Pompano Beach Middle Summer Program

We are already looking forward to next summer and hope to launch even more programs!

Monica Kirkland, Renee Law, Tate Tenorio, Andy Fernandez, Kerri Vittimberga, Jil Larkin, Aaron McKee (left to right)

We won Class Choice Award!

We are honored to announce that the Leadership Broward Foundation’s Class of XXXV selected our THINK Leadership Speaker Series to receive their Class Choice Award! Leadership Broward did such an incredible job bringing in engaging speakers from the community to inspire our students, and we are very grateful.

Thank you Leadership Broward Class of XXXV for all of your efforts and for this award!

We need your help! 

There is only one month left until school starts, and we still have openings for our AmeriCorps Firewall Mentor position! Do you know any recent high school graduates or college students who are looking to make a difference this school year? Share this information today!

The position is August 2017 – June 2018, MondayThursday, and the hours are around 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Mentors will:

  • Build lasting relationships and help with homework/tutoring

  • Model positive behaviors to students

  • Receive bi-weekly pay and an education award

Those interested can apply online at

We hope you continue to enjoy your summer and get ready for exciting news next month!

Firewall Centers