In elementary, many of our students struggle with reading on grade level. Our program provides them with daily tutoring through cross-curricular Language Arts lessons, character development through Firewall’s custom curriculum, and STEAM-related project-based learning that incorporates science experiments, art projects, and more.
In middle school, students are provided with daily tutoring, specifically in math and Language Arts, character development through Firewall’s custom curriculum that uses social-emotional strategies to teach life skills, and drug/alcohol prevention.
In high school, students are provided with tutoring and mentoring as well as with the tools, academic support, and resources they require to be competitive after graduation – whether they attend community college, a four-year university, receive military training, enroll in an apprenticeship program, or work towards industry certifications.
THINK (Take Charge, Have a Plan, Involve the Right People, Never Quit, and Keep Giving Back) is Firewall’s social-emotional curriculum that teaches students to take responsibility for their actions, manage their emotions, resolve conflicts, as well as involve them in goal-setting and decision-making for their futures.
Firewall Centers serves high-need students in 3rd through 12th grades who reside in impoverished, crime-ridden neighborhoods. A student who lives in poverty and cannot read on grade level by the 3rd grade is 13 times less likely to graduate high school. And once in high school, it is essential to provide these students with college and career guidance, as those who do not transition into a stable job by their early 20’s won’t ever. Firewall’s services are school-based, providing ideal program access to students and their families.