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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Felton’s Success Story

Felton felt like he was a part of the devil’s plan. He grew up in Nashville, graduated from high school, and got a steady job with FedEx to support his two daughters. Everything was going well until people in his life began to disappear to violence. When Felton lost his...

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