Firewall Centers, the after-school mentoring and tutoring program, located in Davie,FL has earned National Accreditation through Green Apple Accreditation of Children’s Services.
Green Apple Accreditation of Children’s Services is a national, independent accrediting agency for Child Care Centers, After School Programs, Private Schools, and Behavioral Health Programs.
Firewall Centers was founded in July 2003 after the tragic death of a 13-year-old girl who overdosed on drugs while left unsupervised during after-school hours. Founders Andy and Janeth Fernandez began meeting weekly in the very mobile home park where the young girl lived and died, providing activities and positive object lessons for its youth. Recognizing the need for a daily positive presence, an after-school mentoring and tutoring center was established. Since 2012 when Firewall Centers began its first after-school program within public schools, the organization has expanded from serving 40 students to now more than 500 every day. Even COVID could not stop us! We continue to receive more recommended students from school administration.