From The Fire
8th  & 9th Grade Weekend Intensive

July 31 – August 2, 2020
Princeton University
McCosh Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544
Application deadline: March 31, 2020

Mission statement

At The Well 8th and 9th Grade Weekend Intensive seeks to empower young men locally to become effective leaders globally. By promoting excellence in education, young talent will transform their communities. We encourage boys to live beyond their limitations, achieve beyond their dreams, and impact communities beyond their reach.

Give your student a leadership advantage for the future.

From the Fire 8th & 9th Grade Weekend Intensive (FTF) was created for young minority men out of a commitment to increase awareness of the essential tools required to aid them in becoming successful leaders. This program offers a glimpse of the two week From the Fire Young Men’s Leadership Academy.  The Weekend Intensive serves current eight and ninth grade students entering the tenth grade of high school that are from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. We seek to motivate students towards higher achievement in school and increased self-confidence. The program offers the following:

  • Challenging writing classes
  • Small group discussion
  • Leadership workshops
  • Self-awareness/Motivational presentations
  • Priority admission consideration to the two-week academy in the following year

Space is limited. Apply today!

Tuition and Fees

$995.00 -Weekend Boarding Program
Tuition and fees include room and board, curriculum, and meals.

Financial Aid

We are unable to offer financial aid at this time.
For fundraising guidance, please download the Fundraising Toolkit from the website.

Admission Criteria

Participants are selected on a competitive basis. A qualified application includes the following components:

  • Recommendation letter
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Essay

Application Process

  • Complete the online application
  • Submit recent high school transcript
  • Submit recommendation letter
  • Submit a 1-page essay on the following topic:
    • What person in your community has made a positive impact and how has that individual inspired you.

After acceptance to the program, the following documents are required.

  • Medical and photo release form
  • Immunization record

A non-refundable application fee of $25 is required with submission of forms.