How it works

Our 6-8 month residential program provides men with both the opportunity and the tools to succeed personally and professionally. Our hands-on approach sets us apart from other programs.

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Our Local Impact



We have the capacity to train 60 men every year, at least half of whom are at high risk of going or returning to incarceration. Our program teaches men to be better citizens, employees, husbands and fathers, reducing the risk of their children and family members entering a life of crime and poverty.



Prison sentences cost taxpayers $29,000 per year per incarcerated individual. Our work to keep men out of prison results in as much as $870,000 in annual savings to the state, plus additional financial gain from reduced unemployment and welfare benefits among our graduates.


Job Placements

Over the past six years, we have secured full-time employment for 188 men with 20 construction companies. As Tennessee experiences growth and development, our men train specifically for construction trades and are ready to fill the need for skilled construction workers.

Our Core Values

Our core values guide everything we do and give our men a framework for creating the life they want.

break the mold

If you want something different, you must do something different. Old patterns of behavior will not produce new outcomes.

trust the process

You must learn from those who have gone before you. Trust them to guide you.

be brave

It takes courage to do the right thing. Be brave and don’t be afraid to be different.

never give up

Change is hard, but the results are worth it. Work hard and never give up on yourself.

meet our team

The 4:13 Strong team is comprised of full-time staff and a Board of Directors who strive for excellence professionally and personally.

Meet Our Team

“I wanted to change myself, to be a man, to grow up. I came here to turn my own life around.”


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