Nashville Nonprofit Unveils Transformation During Third Annual Fundraising Breakfast

Nashville, Tenn. (Nov. 7, 2014) – 4:13 Strong, the Middle Tennessee nonprofit formerly known as Y-Build, revealed a new identity to the Nashville community during its third annual fundraising breakfast. Attendees pledged over $90,000 to fund work in 2015, the organization’s first year as a stand-alone nonprofit.

The breakfast, which was held at LP Field, is the organization’s primary fundraising event that aids in their mission to help break the cycle of poverty, crime and dependency by providing faith-based educational, vocational and life skills training to at-risk young men in Middle Tennessee.

“The work we’ve done helping dozens of young men since Y-Build’s inception would have never been possible without the support and guidance of the YMCA,” said Robert Pullen Jr. “Now, after 10 years, we are ready to step out on our own and embrace this journey as an independent organization.”

In January, the organization will be breaking off from the YMCA to become a stand-alone entity and will now be referred to as “4:13 Strong,” a name symbolic of Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

The organization’s primary sponsors include LP Building Products; Hardaway Construction; Contract Carpet Sales; Wolfe & Travis; Concord Building Group; T.W. Frierson Contractor, Inc.; Omega Realty Services; Ragan Smith; Renasant Bank; Messer; GS&F; Vaughn Development Group, Inc.; Lee Company; and ABEC Electric Company

About 4:13 Strong
4:13 Strong is a faith-based Middle Tennessee program that works with at-risk young men by immersing them in a rigorous six-month program. We find our confidence in Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” With this confidence, we radically transform lives by providing the tools these men need to succeed both personally and professionally, making them of value to themselves and the Middle Tennessee community.