In April, Firewall Centers and its students had the amazing opportunity to be a part of a countywide movement. “The Broward AWARE! Protecting OUR Children campaign, powered by the Children’s Services Council (CSC), is an awareness campaign that uses the full spectrum of media to ensure that Broward County families, educators, media, law enforcement and all stakeholders use and share resources that make it possible for children to safely realize their full potential, hopes and dreams.”
On Saturday, April 9th, Firewall bussed over 100 students to Reverend Samuel Delevoe Memorial Park in Fort Lauderdale to join the CSC and other local organizations in spreading awareness about the hardships that youth face in their communities. Our Coconut Creek students prepared and presented facts about homelessness in Broward and how it affects children. Our Lauderhill 6-12 students performed artistic expressions of dance, rap, and song to illustrate that with awareness, comes action.
Our students were also able to hear presentations from prominent community leaders on the topics of prevention for human trafficking, child endangerment, and child abuse. These events expand our students’ worldviews as they realize that Firewall is not alone in its mission to make a difference in their community. In fact, there are countless people, many of whom they have never met, that care for their wellbeing too.