LEAD Academy

An innovative career pathway initiative focused on empowering young people.


Registration periods: March 6th-24th

Current Available Programs: Culinary & Agriculture

Programs Coming Soon: Multimedia Production, Barbering, Cosmetology, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality, Coding

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FTK’s mission is to meet basic human needs, provide development opportunities, and demonstrate Christ-like love for all individuals and their families.

With the belief that lifting up the community starts with intentionally investing in its youth and residents, For The Kingdom has established the LEAD Academy initiative to empower and support the next generations through holistic development of self and giving access to career pathways. 

The purpose of LEAD Academy is to create a pathway for young people to become industry-leading professionals. The initiative aims to align education with experience that will ultimately allow participants to have access to sustainable opportunities. Through our partnership with the TN Department of Labor, we offer paid apprenticeship programs. LEAD Academy focuses on developing not only job-related skills, but also personal character, mindset, and life skills. We will develop students to understand themselves internally and the fundamentals of financial literacy.




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The goal is to go beyond just securing a job and to promote long-term prosperity and success for the students.

  • Education: Build your mind
    • Fundamentals of chosen career pathway
    • Self Discovery & Spiritual Awareness
    • Financial Awareness & Stability
    • Mindfulness Awareness
  • Experience: Build Your Resume
    • FTK’s 100 Acre Campus
    • On The Job Training
    • Mentorship
    • Exposure to Industry Professionals
    • Safe Space to Demonstrate their true inner self 
    • Access to Therapists
  • Opportunities: Build Your Future
    • National accreditation within chosen career path
    • Choice of higher education, entrepreneurship or job placements
    • Build personal credit
    • Maintain sustainable lifestyle

            Our next cohort is April-June 2023: Focused on 16-19 year olds.

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