From The Fire

The Program


FireHood Weekend Intensive Program (No Essay)

8 & 9 Grade Weekend Intensive Program*

10-12th Grade Two-Week Program

N/A For 2022

July 16-17, 2022

July 10-22, 2022

N/A For 2022

Application Deadline:  July 1, 2022

Application Deadline:  July 1, 2022

*Scholars who previously attended their 8 – 9 Grade Weekend Intensive Program maybe eligible to attend their  10 – 12 Grade Two Week Program.

Program Features:

Leadership Development and Success Preparation

  • Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Planning Process
  • Goal Setting & Accomplishment
  • Critical Reading
  • Critical Writing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Social Awareness
  • Team Building via Project Based Learning (PBL)
  • Motivational speakers and thought leaders
  • Financial aid and scholarship boot camp

Coaching & Mentorship

  • The Coaching & Mentoring model are embedded in all instruction
  • Mentor/mentee relationship will be built during and after the program
  • Coach/Coachee relationship will after the program
  • Coach/Mentor training will be provided before the execution of our Programs
  • Peer mentoring instruction will be provided during the Alumni Program

Rites of Passage Program

  • Assists scholars with social, communal, cultural, and self-development.
  • Experiential activities involving mental, physical, and emotional trials and challenges.
  • Closing Ceremony marking passage into young manhood.

Recommended Reading

☆ The Book of Proverbs, The KJV Bible
☆ Before the Mayflower Lerone Bennett, Jr.
☆ Up From Slavery  Booker T. Washington
☆ The Souls of Black Folk W.E.B. DuBois
☆ The Miseducation of the Negro Carter G. Woodson
☆ The Autobiography of Malcom X Alex Haley & Malcom X
☆ The Autobiography Martin Luther King, Jr (Edited by Clayborne Carson)
☆ How To Be An Anti-Racist Ibram X. Kendi
☆ Between The World And Me Ta-Nehisi Coates
☆ Think and Grow Rich A Black Choice Dennis Kimbro
☆ 37 Things Every Black Man Needs To Know Errol Smith
☆ Solutions for Black America Jawanza Kunjufu

2022 Tuition and Fees (Financial Aid Is Available On a Case By Case Basis via Application, Contact Us For Information)

  • $100 FireHood Weekend Intensive Program, June 24-26, 2022
  • $349 8 & 9 Grade Weekend Intensive Program, July 16-17, 2022
  • $599 10-12 Grade Two-Week Program July 10-22, 2022 ($499 If you Previously Attended a FTF 8-9 Grade Program)
  • Application deadline for all programs is June 15, 2022

Scholars Are Encouraged to Use The Attached Fundraising Packet

Admission Criteria and Checklist

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

  • Completed and submitted online application by June 15, 2022
  • 2.7 GPA preferred
  • Recent high school/school transcript
  • 1 Page Essay (On one of the following topics)
  1. What person in your community has made a positive impact and how has that individual inspired you?    or
  2. Describe two creative activities that could help make your community a better place.

*Essay Not Required For FireHood Program

*Those Who Previously Attended FTF 8-9th Grade Program Will Review/Update Their Previous Essay


Space is limited so please APPLY EARLY!