March 2018 Newsletter

Our High School students are career ready!

Retired businessman, Bob Jablonski, and Firewall’s Executive Director, Andy Fernandez, visited our 3 High School Centers and did a 2 week series where they shared tips on how to search for and secure a job. This series ended with students participating in mock interviews in front of their peers!

At Firewall, our focus is always on preparing our students for college and/or career, that’s why series like these are so important.

Kenny, who started Firewall in 6th grade and is now a Senior in High School, understands the importance of preparing for his future.

“Kenny came to the mock interview day dressed to impress and carried himself very well. He learned a lot about the skills needed to ace an interview. He plans to use these skills when applying for schools and future job opportunities,” said Tera, Firewall’s High School Program Director.

Thank you for your support that allows us to better prepare students like Kenny for life after graduation.

We Won an Award!

Our Executive Director, Andy Fernandez, received the Non-Profit Staff Leader of the Year Award at the 211 Broward Non-Profit Academy Awards!  

This award is given to a Staff Leader that models effective leadership, furthers the organization’s mission and impact, and stands out as one of the community’s great non-profit leaders.

Serve-A-Thon is right around the corner!

Firewall’s 5th Annual Serve-A-Thon is on Saturday, 4/28! On that day, our 500+ students, their mentors, and volunteers will be impacting Broward County’s community by:

  • Feeding the homeless at Hope South Florida
  • Spending time with the elderly at different residential facilities with Heart2Heart South Florida Outreach
  • Packaging meals for hungry families at Feeding South Florida
  • Landscaping, painting and cleaning up Snyder Park with the City of Fort Lauderdale
  • Beautifying North Side Elementary, one of Firewall’s locations in Fort Lauderdale

Leading up to April 28th, our goal is to raise $50,000 to continue to provide academic support and character development to 500+ students.

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Want to learn more? Give us a call at 954-530-1871.


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