Acting Legend Danny Glover will be the keynote speaker for the first From the Fire Summer Leadership Academy a program that mentors young men of color at Princeton University.
Founded by actor Delroy Lindo the academy focuses on leadership development, mentoring, and Rites of Passage. The academy will start on July 22nd and end on August 3, 2018. Operated by At the Well Conferences, Inc.; a provider of events for teens since 2009, the inaugural two-week boarding program at Princeton University is designed for young men of color in the ninth, tenth or eleventh grades of high school.
Additional speakers for the two-week academy include former NBA stars Charlie Ward and Jason Richardson, Honorable Ras J. Baraka, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, artist Hank Willis Thomas, attorney Kevin Harden, and music professor Aaron Dworkin.
Full scholarships are available based upon need. Toby Sanders is the Co-founder and Director of Curriculum of From the Fire and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. He states, “We are offering guidance and instruction that encourages these students to see the power within them and others.”