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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 four weeks during the summer, approximately 80 African American males from Glynn and McIntosh counties are enrolled in an academic program that provide instructions in math, language arts, reading and personal development skills.

  • Students will be prepared for the academic challenges of 6th and 7th grade via a rigorous 4 week academic program.
  • 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 will be introduced to conflict resolution concepts for handling disputes.
  • Students will learn dining etiquette via the Boys of Summer Annual Luncheon on June 13, 2019.
  • 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

  • February 27: Deadline for Student Referrals from counselors sent to
  • April 25: Mandatory Boys of Summer Parent Orientation (6:30 pm) to be held in the Stembler Theater located in the Campus Center (the two-story building across the circle from the gym)
  • April 25: Program Registration Ends (All registration forms must be received by 5:00 pm) See Forms below for location
  • June 3: First day of class
  • June 14: Midterm Report Cards
  • June 27: Final Report Cards
  • June 28: Boys of Summer Graduation Ceremony at 7:00 pm


Online Registration Form

Other Required Forms:

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


Floyd Phoenix, Director
Minority Outreach Program/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 Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
Phone: 912-279-5802


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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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