4th and 1 is a free football camp for underserved student-athletes that balances football training with intensive ACT classes and workshops on college admissions, business skills, and life-skills. For six days, student-athletes live on the Northeast Texas Community College campus and get a taste of college life.
4th and 1 serves high school student-athletes from at-risk groups by helping them build a solid foundation for success. Our student-athletes may be, for example, first-generation college hopefuls, members of ethnic or racial minority groups, from economically-disadvantaged households, or from single-parent homes.
During camp, student-athletes take two diagnostic ACT exams. They attend daily, intensive test prep classes where a 5:1 student-teacher ratio ensures that student-athletes receive personalized instruction. Student-athletes are exposed to college admissions information, business skills training, life skills courses, and motivational speakers.
Business leaders, sports professionals, and university and college staff from across the country volunteer at 4th and 1 to provide our students with a broad curriculum. Volunteers include football coaches, directors, statisticians, and players from the NFL, colleges, and high schools, as well as professionals from ESPN and the NCAA. In addition, business leaders in the fields of law, consulting, education, and science contribute to 4th and 1’s diverse curriculum.
You can help us keep 4th and 1 free for all accepted student-athletes by supporting us at: 4thand1.org/support/. All donations are tax deductible.