“Growing up, I was exposed to a lot of rural poverty,” says Rondo Fernandez. “It has always been on my heart to impact kids if I ever had the ability. We decided schools would be a central location where kids could come and have their needs met.”
Today, Fernandez and his wife, Toby, are converting classrooms into The Rock rooms as part of “Empowered of Central Florida”. These rooms offer students in need school supplies, food, toiletries, feminine hygiene products, clothing and even washers and dryers to do their laundry. The Rock provides for about 250 students each day.