Building Strong Men and Families in Nashville.
4:13 Strong’s intensive residential program provides life-skills training, construction industry certifications and Bible studies to equip men with the knowledge they need to transform their lives. No matter what their past circumstances are, we provide each man with the tools he needs to start a career and gain financial independence.
STEP 1: INTEREST FORM
How It Works
Fill out the online interest form to let us know you are interested in the program.
STEP 2: MENTAL TOUGHNESS WEEK
Participants must complete a week of physical and mental conditioning we call “Mental Toughness Week.” Men are put to the test with a series of challenges that will push them outside of their comfort zones and test their character under pressure. This week includes:
- Physical training
- Team-building exercises
- Poem memorization
- One-on-one interview
- Does the person I’m referring need a GED or high school diploma required to be a part of the program?
No, it is not a requirement to have a GED or high school diploma. We accept men who are 18-30 years old. Any man who wants to be considered for a spot in 4:13 Strong must participate in Mental Toughness Week.
- When is the next Mental Toughness Week?
Our Mental Toughness Weeks are help every January, March, May or July. Click here to see details about our next Mental Toughness Week.
Each day of Mental Toughness Week starts at 8:00am sharp. We recommend that every man arrive by 7:45am, so he is ready to go. We typically wrap up around 3:00pm each afternoon.
- Do you take young men who have pending legal cases?
We do accept men who have pending legal cases. We will want to know what the case is about and the anticipated timing of court obligations. If we can make that work with the class schedule, then we are happy to work with it.
- When will an applicant know if he’s in the program and get to move in?
By Friday of Mental Toughness week we will make our determination of who is accepted into the class. If accepted, he will move in that Sunday and will be on our campus for the next 6-8 months.
STEP 3: 40-DAY CHALLENGE
During the 40-Day Challenge, men spend time in the 4:13 Strong classroom each day, where they participate in financial literacy, work readiness and construction skills training classes, as well as Bible study. The men visit multiple job sites, and earn three construction-industry certifications. Every weekend during the 40-Day Challenge, men participate in a service project or adventure outing.
- What is the housing situation on campus?
Men live in dorm-style housing. We provide food, transportation, and share the responsibility of chores and cooking. Every weekend, they’’ll participate in a service project or adventure outing.
- How long will the participant be involved in the program?
Our program last 6 months. We typically see guys live on campus for 6-8 months. Once they have completed all program requirements they will graduate.
- Are there visitation days when I can come?
There aren’t currently any specific visitation days in our program. We truly believe 4:13 Strong offers a fresh start, and that begins with removing these men from their comfort zones. We do have several events family members can attend to support the men in the program like Signing Day and Graduation.
STEP 4: GET TO WORK
Equipped with the right job skills and certifications, all men completing the 40-Day Challenge find full-time employment. With a steady paycheck and a new mindset, the men work toward buying a car with cash and saving an emergency fund. The process gives them the confidence to clearly see the path to standing on their own two feet.
- Will a participant need their own car to go to work?
While living on campus, we provide transportation to and from the workplace. During the program, they will work to save enough to purchase their own vehicle.
“I could be the one to show my cousins and sisters that there is more to do than street stuff – that there is more than barely making it by. I want to be the one who breaks that cycle and changes it for generations down – I want to be that person.”
Why 4:13 Strong?
JOB TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS
Men are taught a trade and earn three construction industry certifications, NCCER, OSHA, Forklift. This training — combined with their motivation — is the key to real income.
Men find full-time employment in only eight weeks and start earning a steady paycheck.
A FRESH START
We give men a safe place for a fresh start and provide housing, food, transportation and mentoring.
Want to refer someone?
If you have questions or think you know someone who might be interested in joining the program, select the button below and fill out our form. There’s no obligation. We’ll reach out to answer your questions and tell you more.