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.
All C5 Georgia leaders are encouraged to be Character-driven, Community-focused, Challenge-ready, College-bound, and Committed to a better future.
What is C5?
C5 Georgia is an intensive 5-year leadership development program for young people that requires a 5-year commitment from students as well as their families. It involves year-round events and requirements for grades, community service, and leadership. Participation prepares young people for school, work, and life and motivates them to become role models in their communities.
Fun is an intentionnal piece of our program, but our focus is on developing young leaders. Outdoor experiences are an important part of the first half of the 5-year progression; the latter half involves traveling to college campuses, visiting a variety of work environments, and interacting with business leaders and other professionals.
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.