Devin’s Story

Meet Devin, a young man who had every opportunity in front of him but found himself walking down the wrong path. After having his son, he knew things had to change. Devin has committed himself to becoming a better man through the 4:13 Strong program. His faith has deepened and he...

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Finding Something That Was Lost

Do you know the feeling you get when you put on a pair of pants and find $20 in the pocket? Or when something that you thought was lost forever turns up? Today is that day for me. Today is the day of a new 4:13 Strong class. It is...

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Remembering Marquice

As I sit down to write this message, I find myself dealing with a wide range of emotions. Earlier this week we got news that one of our 4:13 Strong graduates was involved in a shooting incident and had lost his life. I was immediately flooded by a feeling of...

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Sponsor a Table and Change a Life

Save the date for our 4th annual Standing Strong Spring Dinner on Thursday, April 19 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Rocketown. Our table sponsors are the key to making this night a success. Purchase a table (10 seats) for $1,500 and then invite friends, family and colleagues to join you as...

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Letter from the President: Why Do We Do Mental Toughness Week?

We completed our first January Mental Toughness Week of 2018. I usually approach these weeks with a bit of ambivalence. It is so encouraging to see men who are curious about making some significant life changes. And it is heartbreaking to watch a man give up on himself so easily....

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Isiah’s Story

Isiah James grew up in a rough neighborhood where drugs and gangs were a part of everyday life. As a young adult, Isiah turned to selling drugs to make money for him and his mother. Isiah found himself in and out of jail several times throughout his years of selling,...

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Cedric’s Story

Losing his mother to violence at seven, Cedric fled to the streets of New Orleans looking for answers. He found himself in a cell at the age of 10 wondering where God was and why this was happening.

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Lamar’s Story

At 31 years old, Lamar was a newly free man at a dead-end. He had spent six of the previous seven years behind bars. He couldn’t remember how to live life outside. He had almost decided that he belonged in jail. Almost.

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4:13 Strong Day of Service

4:13 STRONG FULFILLS CHARITY’S NEED FOR NEW FLOORS Nashville Non-Profit Helps Another Non-Profit Through Day of Service  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 13, 2015) – Today, 4:13 Strong, a Middle Tennessee non-profit organization transforming the lives of at-risk young men, held a “Day of Service” to give back to the Nashville community....

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