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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Building Confidence and a Future

The mornings are starting to get a little cooler. The sun is taking a little longer to rise. Thoughts of football are starting to dominate the weekends. The 4:13 Strong campus is quiet during the workday. This is one of my favorite times of the year. We have completed all...

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240 Bottles of Water and 12 Second Chances

The temperatures were hot, the humidity was high, and the air was thick without any breeze – a pretty standard weather week for mid-July in Middle Tennessee. But that did not stop 21 young men from coming to 4:13 Strong’s Mental Toughness Week. Mental Toughness Week is the 4:13 Strong...

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Isiah James | WKRN Feature Story

Life transformation, that is what we see at 4:13 Strong. Isiah James, once a man heading down a dangerous path, has been completely transformed. In WKRN and Anne Holt’s second part to her feature story, you can see how Isiah is using the skills he acquired at 4:13 Strong to...

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4:13 Strong Featured On WKRN

Second chances, God’s grace, unlimited possibilities… we are so excited and thankful for WKRN and Anne Holt’s feature story on the work we do at 4:13 Strong. God is doing great things and we can’t wait to see where He takes us next! Check out our segment. 4:13 Strong empowers...

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