FROM THE FIRE: Leadership Academy for Young Men

Posted by At the Well Conferences on January 22, 2018

At the Well Conferences, Inc. is proud to introduce…


Leadership Academy for Young Men

Delroy Lindo
Actor and Director
From the Fire Program Chair

Leadership Development


Rites of Passage

The inaugural From the Fire: Leadership Academy for Young Men is a two-week boarding program on the campus of Princeton University. From the Fire is tailored to scholars from diverse socio-economic backgrounds who are currently in the ninth, tenth, or eleventh grades of high school.

From the Fire seeks to nurture and cultivate scholars by providing a rich educational environment that combines leadership projects, mentoring from male leaders, and an exceptional Rites of Passage program. Participants will be talented scholars with stellar academics and community service.

The Program Chair is the famed Actor and Director Delroy Lindo. He has provided memorable performances in films such as The Cider House Rules, Heist, Clockers, Crooklyn, Malcolm X, and Ransom. Lindo is passionate about helping to secure a positive future for young men of color.

Click HERE for a special message from Delroy Lindo about From the Fire.

Program Features:

Leadership Development

  • Critical reading and writing
  • Team building group projects
  • Motivational speakers and leaders
  • Financial aid and scholarship boot camp


  • One-on-one pairing with a male mentor
  • Mentor/mentee relationship building during and after the program
  • Mentor and mentee training
  • Peer mentoring

Rites of Passage Program

  • Assists scholars with social-, communal-, cultural-, and self-development
  • Experiential activities include application of life skills
  • Closing Ceremony will reflect upon the scholars’ transition and growth
To apply, visit:
MARCH 31, 2018
Send inquiries via email to:

Inaugural 2018
From the Fire: Leadership Academy for Young Men
July 22 – August 3
Princeton University

2018 At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy
July 22 – August 3
Princeton University

2018 At the Well Ninth Grade Weekend Intensive
August 3-5, 2018
Princeton University

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