In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and evolving recommendations from the CDC and other public health organizations. The 2020 Boys of Summer Program (BOSP) will adjust to an online format for the health, safety, and wellness of program participants and staff.

We were excited about the new relaunch this summer with a new approach to mentor students academically, socially, and culturally. It is our intention to be able to provide the same content to students even in this new structure. Each day during the program, a guest lecturer will speak on a subject below and there will be a workbook you can download to follow along.

To register for the virtual Boys of Summer click here.

To view the broadcast watch here:

Watch the Recording: Black Masculinity in the USA (July 6)

Watch the Recording: Mental Health & Personal Well Being (July 7)

Watch the Recording: Communication & Adaptability (July 8)

Watch the Recording: Financial & Career Planning (July 9)

Watch the Recording: College Day w/ CCGA Students (July 10)

Boys of Summer Program

Purpose of Program: The Boys of Summer Program focuses on African-American elementary and middle school males from Glynn and McIntosh counties. The purpose is to enhance academic skills in reading, writing and math as well as to empower a belief in their ability to succeed in school and in life. In the early days of the 1990s, the College became concerned that only a small number of African-American males were graduating from local high schools. In an effort to improve the drop-out rate and encourage these young men to attend college; the minority outreach program (commonly known as the Boys of Summer) was developed.

Program Benefits: For two weeks during the summer, approximately 400 African American males from Glynn and McIntosh counties are enrolled in a social and academic program that focuses on holistic student development.

  • Students must attend the program for two consecutive summers (rising 6th grade and rising 7th grade years.)
  • Parents are encouraged to participate in the graduation program.
  • Faculty and staff are certified public school instructors, college instructors or administrators.
  • Students are paired with college mentors.
  • Students will be introduced to conflict resolution concepts for handling disputes.
  • Students will learn to dress appropriately for business, formal and semi-formal occasions.
  • Students will have access to computer labs to enhance reading, language arts and math skills.
  • Career Exploration experiences will be provided via guest speakers.
  • Students will receive midterm grades and final report cards.
  • When possible, recreational activities will be available for students.
  • Students will have lunch on a daily basis.
  • Students are transported to the college campus by bus provided by their respective county school systems.

Eligibility Requirements: Students are identified by their principal or counselor.

  • Student’s record indicates low academic performance for their age
  • Student requires additional academic instructions in math, language arts, reading.
  • Student have a pattern of low attendance
  • Student have academic potential and ability as measured by earlier grades
  • Student likely coming from a single parent household

Program Regulations: Students are not allowed to have electronic devices including lap top computers, iPads, headphones, or any gaming device. If a student would like to use their cell phone, permission is required from the counselor and instructor.

Calendar of Upcoming events

  • July 6 - 10: 2020 Virtual Boys of Summer


Online Registration Form

Other Required Forms:

  • Medical Information & Authorization
  • Physical Form
  • Photo & Media Release
  • Pick Up Authorization
  • Participant Conduct Agreement
  • Release of Liability Waiver
  • Academic Release

Please submit these forms to:
The Office of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
Campus Location: Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Suite 200
Mail to: 1 College Dr, Brunswick, GA 31520 Attention: Casey Hanak


Quinton Staples, Director
Boys of Summer Lead
College of Coastal Georgia
Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
One College Drive
Brunswick, GA 31520

General Program Questions:
Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Phone: 912-280-7778


For ways to donate click below:


The College of Coastal Georgia Foundation is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization. Your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law

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