Getting a Second Chance

One of the things I love about 4:13 Strong is that it is a program of second chances. Many of the men who come to 4:13 Strong are looking for a second chance, an opportunity to change the path that their life is taking. They enthusiastically receive the training and...

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Standing Strong Together

What a fantastic evening we enjoyed together on April 11th. We had 220 guests and 30 guys from the 4:13 Strong program all come together at Rocketown to celebrate another year of 4:13 Strong accomplishments. In case you missed the dinner, here is a quick summary: Four guys from the...

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Career Fair & Signing Day | Every Man Had A Job Offer

It is not always easy being a staff member at 4:13 Strong. Each year, we administer four back-to-back classes. We start the year running full speed ahead and don’t get a real break until all the men in the fourth class begin working, usually sometime in mid-September. This schedule is...

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Celebrating Employment

It is hard to believe that we are closing in on the end of February. The first 4:13 Strong class of 2019 has completed the classroom portion of the program and is now ready to move into the employment phase. Many of us take employment for granted, but for these...

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5 Ways You Can Volunteer with 4:13 Strong this Year

We all say it every year…new year, new me. Whether it’s cutting back on our daily caffeine intake, trying out a new hobby, or running in a 10K, we all make resolutions to better ourselves. But, what if this year — instead of just focusing on what we can change...

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Growth in Nashville Helps 4:13 Strong | WKRN Feature Story

Growth in Nashville means new employment opportunities for men ready to turn their lives around in the 4:13 Strong program. In Larry Flowers’ WKRN feature story, he explains how new construction jobs have contributed to the success of 4:13 Strong and the young men who are able to acquire the skills...

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A Year of Transformation

The holiday season always reminds us of the importance of community, faith, and family. With each passing week at 4:13 Strong, we’ve seen our guys’ attitudes shift from hopeless to hopeful and their confidence grow and give them the momentum they need to change their lives forever. This year we...

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Our Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals

Think of the last time that you set a real stretch goal for yourself…something that seemed so big and unachievable at the time that it was more like a dream than a goal. One of the books I recently read referred to this type of goal as a BHAG –...

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A Note from the President

It’s 6:30 am on the morning of the 4:13 Strong fundraising breakfast. The room is ready, the coffee urns are full, the caterers are setting up the breakfast buffet, and the rain is nice and steady. I have just about convinced myself that we will only have a dozen people...

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