C5 Georgia is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that is part of a nationwide system of sites that includes C5 New England, C5 LA and C5 Texas. Our legacy is rooted in the good works of former Coca-Cola Enterprises CEO John Alm and was launched with an initial $35 million investment from The Coca-Cola Company and its bottlers under a name that belied the organization’s dedication to unique, hands-on leadership experiences for under-served teens: Camp Coca-Cola.

Today, we are C5 Georgia, dedicated to creating Character-driven, Community-focused, Challenge-ready, College-bound teens Committed to a better future. Our five-year program of immersive, intensive student involvement is unique and recognized as an exemplary model. In 2010, we celebrated the graduation of the very first students to complete the full C5 Georgia program.


C5 Georgia Youth Foundation aspires to have 100% of Georgia teens graduate from high school.


C5 Georgia’s mission is to inspire high-potential youth from risk-filled environments to pursue personal success, to prepare them for leadership roles in college, work and community, and to motivate them to become role models for others.

We encourage C5 Georgia teens to be:

  • Character-driven
  • Community-focused
  • Challenge-ready
  • College-bound
  • Committed to a better future

C5 Georgia Overview Brochure
2014 Annual Report
2014 990

C5 Georgia’s Program Goals

To help teens develop a vision for their future; one in which they see themselves capable of becoming whatever they choose.

To give students the skills to be successful while navigating some of the most tumultuous years of their lives, from high school through college and into the workforce for the first time.

To offer underserved teens the vital experiences needed to both positively shape their vision and practice essential life skills.

To give teens from challenging environments varied and numerous opportunities to be successful in life and in their communities.