Discover Leadership.

Experience Achievement.

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OUR MISSION

Change the odds of success for high potential teens from under-resourced communities by inspiring them to pursue personal success while preparing them for leadership roles in college, work, and their communities.

 

 

WE BELIEVE

Youth should have equitable opportunities to achieve success regardless of their background, community, or life circumstances.

 

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OUR PROGRAM

C5 Georgia is a 5-year leadership development program designed by PhD’s and youth development experts to serve under-resourced middle and high school youth.

 

 

OUR CURRICULUM

Centers on experiential learning activities that empower youth to develop life skills and become C5 Leaders.

 

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YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMMING

Leadership

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College & Career Readiness

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Community Service

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Social Awareness

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C5 Leaders experience a series of leadership workshops  designed to build their communication skills, encourage goal setting, problem solving and team building.

Signature Experiences:

  • Annual Youth Leadership Summit
  • Leadership Summit
  • Georgia Tech Leadership Challenge

 

C5 Leaders are educated on the college application process, the financial aid process, and encouraged to explore career paths and entrepreneurship.

Signature Experiences:

  • College Boot Camp
  • College Fairs
  • Career Exploration Luncheons
  • Entrepreneurship Workshops

 

Community is a core value of C5 Georgia. Throughout the 5-year program our C5 Leaders are taught how they can positively impact their community and give back.

Signature Experiences:

  • 250 -300 Hours of Community Service
  • Medallion Project

 

 

C5 Leaders build an understanding of social issues and develop the character to deal with challenges head on.

Signature Experiences:

  • Diversity and Inclusion Pathways
  • Dealing with Pressures and Fears
  • Navigating Media & Culture

 

 

SUMMER EXCURSIONS

Overnight Camp

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Wilderness Trek

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College Tours

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Community Action

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C5 Georgia overnight camps are designed to foster independence, decision making, team building, planning and self confidence.

Signature Experiences:

  • Camp Adahi

 

 

 

 

Becoming challenge ready is a fundamental element within the C5 Georgia program.  Our trek experiences build courage, perseverance and resilience.

Signature Experiences:

  • NOLS® Trek to Grand Teton in Wyoming
  • Appalachian Trek in North Carolina
  • North Georgia Trek

C5 Leaders take their future into their hands by planning and budgeting a custom college tour. They research schools and resources to help them achieve their goals.

Signature Experiences:

  • Road to College
  • College Discovery & Brainstorming

 

C5 Leaders build critical thinking and presentation skills in their capstone experience by identifying a community issue and creating an action plan to address it.

Signature Experiences:

  • ACT Now Summit
  • College Campus Experience

 

 

OUR IMPACT

1,000

C5 Leaders Since 2005

100%

Graduate from High School

98%

Accepted to College

95%

Enter College

$7M

In Total Scholarships Awarded

90%

Receive a Scholarship

87%

5-Year Program Retention Rate

93

Colleges Represented by C5 Alumni

Note: All C5 Georgia program results are updated as of 2020.