Acclaimed Leadership Academy for Black Boys Formerly Held at Princeton University is Available Online

The summer program offers three choices and includes coaching, mentoring, academics, and Rite of Passage. The featured speaker is best-selling author Dennis Kimbro.
By: From the Fire Leadership Academy
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From the Fire Online Leadership Academy
From the Fire Online Leadership Academy
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. - March 5, 2021 - PRLog -- Uplifting the black male's education and value in the African-American community are more important now than ever. The celebrated From the Fire Leadership Academy for high school male students of color is accepting applications for its stellar summer program. Dates for the three academies are in June and July 2021.

Once held on Princeton University's campus, due to COVID-19, the program is now online and expanded to include additional components. From the Fire was founded in 2018 as an arm of the long-running At the Well Young Women's Leadership Academy. From the Fire began as a mechanism to forge more black male leaders in business, the arts, social justice, and the sciences.

A transformative educational experience is offered through instruction, mentoring, and coaching from seasoned influencers culminating in an exceptional Rites of Passage program. This year's guest speaker will be Dennis Kimbro, the renowned motivational coach and best-selling author of Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice and What Makes the Great Great.

The 2021 Program features the following three options. The application deadline is May 1, 2021.

2021 FTF Alumni Weekend Intensive - June 25-27, 2021. Aimed at prior FTF Academy and Weekend Intensive alumni to develop leadership skills and help ensure college/education success. $349

8th & 9th Grade Weekend Intensive - July 9-11, 2021. A condensed yet intense version of the Academy that includes rigorous classes, mentoring, and coaching. $349

10th - 12th  Grade Two-Week Program – July 18-30, 2021. An in-depth learning experience focused on building social, academic, and leadership skills while journeying into manhood. $599

All programs will have instruction in Leadership, Social Awareness, Emotional Intelligence, Goal Setting, Planning, Critical Reading, and Critical Writing. In addition to academics, mentorship is offered to overcome widespread indifference to these most vulnerable young men. A Rites of Passage component will be a journey of self-discovery that unlocks the students' hidden resilience as fundamental to their manhood.

The 2021 From the Fire is led by Shurman L. Riggins, CEO and Founder of The Riggins Coaching Institute and The Kimbro Success Academy.

For more information and to apply, go to


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