June 2018 Newsletter

We had an incredible 2017-2018 school year!

To finish the year, we had our Servant Leader Celebration, where we honored our Seniors, 8th graders, and heard from Broward County School Board Member Dr. Rosalind Osgood.

She inspired our students to keep going, despite any obstacles they may face. Dr. Osgood shared how she overcame her own personal struggles and encouraged the students to ‘pray, plan, and persevere.’

Our 12 graduating High School Seniors were each honored with a Firewall scholarship based on their attendance, academic performance, and how they lived out servant leadership during their time at Firewall Centers. In addition, they received a special gift sponsored by Macy’s! Congratulations Seniors!

One of these Seniors, Kenny Bazile, has been with Firewall since 6th grade.

Like many of our students, Kenny struggled with his academics because he lacked the resources to complete his homework at home.

When he joined Firewall, he said “it was the start of a new chapter for me.” He was shy and had difficulty with his schoolwork, but now he had a Firewall Mentor to help him create an academic plan that led to his success.

Kenny received all A’s and B’s throughout High School. He not only stayed focused in his academics but always encouraged his classmates to do their best.

Kenny graduated on Friday, June 1st, and our Chief Program Director, Janeth Fernandez, and High School Director, Tera Hill, attended the ceremony. He has enrolled at Broward College for the fall and will be studying Business.

“Firewall Centers has changed my character, mindset, and work ethic inside and outside of school,” said Kenny.