May 2013 Newsletter

“Success is determined not by whether or not you face obstacles, but by your reaction to them, and if you look at these obstacles as a containing fence, they become your excuse for failure. If you look at them as a hurdle, each one strengthens you for the next… [You see], successful people don’t have fewer problems. They have determined that nothing will stop them from going forward.” – Dr. Benjamin Carson

At Firewall, we have determined that nothing will stop us from going forward. Because a stagnant life is no life at all. Our students have decided to not allow themselves to become victims. They will not be contained within a fence of excuses. Rather, students at Firewall are being trained and strengthened for the hurdles of life. And with each passing hurdle, and each obstacle overcome, our students can look towards a brighter future realizing that they can soar to reach their grandest aspirations. But it is not just about an externally measurable success. It is about the success found within when a youth grasps their potential and chooses to live above their circumstances.

Servant Leader: Arianna

“By being a part of Firewall, my grades are 2,000% better than they would be without it. Almost every day Mr. Gerald helps me with my Algebra work, and Ms. Julia helps me with other subjects when I need it. Every Wednesday when we have curriculum, I learn all types of important life lessons. That is how Firewall has helped me become a better student and a better person.” – Arianna Castro, 7th Grade, Pompano Beach Middle School

Servant Leader: Yalinette

“Firewall has helped me become a better student and a better person. I have been  getting good grades and even helping others students. I help by putting books away, doing my homework, and always trying my best. Firewall has helped me to do better on my homework, and to understand English better. As for me, Firewall is a great place!” – Yalinette Rivera, 6th Grade, Indian Ridge Middle School

These students have determined that nothing will stop them from going forward. Their grades are improving, their character is growing, and their lives are being forever changed.  By 2,000%?  We think so too.

Save the Date!

There’s a only a few more weeks left in the school year, and we are very excited about all that our students have accomplished. To celebrate these lives and achievements, we would like to invite you to our annual Graduation Ceremony which will be held at Calvary Chapel Plantation on Tuesday, May 21 from 6:00-7:00 PM. Please contact us if you would like directions or more information.