Mentor Appreciation

March 5th is Employee Appreciation Day, but at Firewall we wanted to highlight our staff ALL MONTH! This all started by scheduling a monthly luncheon with all our staff. This allowed us to create an environment free of stress from work and just enjoy each other’s company.

As we shared each of our experiences at Firewall we wanted to appreciate all our mentor staff, that really helps Firewall help impact our students.  Each Team highlighted 1-2 Mentors for special recognition. They were chosen by how they lived out the T.H.I.N.K. Principles (Take Charge, Have a Plan, Involve the Right People, Never Quit, Keep Giving Back), personally and professionally. All the names were compiled and their stories were sent out to everyone, so they could all appreciate different mentors at different centers. Read below, just one of the many mentors we got to recognize!

Bair Middle

We believe Arlene Sanchez deserves this award because she is a direct reflection of “N” in THINK. She never quits!

On multiple occasions, Arlene has shown the desire to actively commit to our students and anything necessary to help them pass their grade level. She has shown initiative by putting extra time to be available to our students on Fridays for 1-on-1 sessions. She is dedicated to our mission at Firewall and the success of our students all the way from Orlando. Arlene deserves this recognition and more!

We aim to grow our mentors to be the best. It’s our goal not just to grow our students into servant leaders, but to give our mentors the training and support to be the best they can be.