Girls of Summer Program


Update: The Girls of Summer Program began as a pilot program in the summer of 2017 thanks to the generous support of an anonymous donor. The College foundation continues to seek long-term, program-sustaining funding sources for this initiative. Until proper funding sources can be identified, the Girls of Summer program has been suspended for summer 2019. If you have questions about the program or wish to donate, please contact the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management at 912-279-5802.

Purpose of Program: The Girls of Summer Program will improve the high school graduation rates and encourage girls to attend college. Elementary and middle school girls from Glynn and McIntosh Counties. They will receive instruction to enhance their academic skills in reading, writing, and math. The program will also empower the girls to believe in their ability to succeed in school and in life. Dr. Gregory Aloia, former president of the College of Coastal Georgia, envisioned the development of a summer academic program for girls. Currently, the College has a very successful summer academic program for African-American males commonly known as the Boys of Summer. On December 14, 2016, an anonymous donor provided funding to begin the inaugural year of the College of Coastal Georgia’s program targeting elementary and middle school girls. The program was named Girls of Summer as requested by President Aloia.

Program Benefits: For four weeks during the summer, approximately 80 girls from Glynn and McIntosh Counties come to campus to concentrate on 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 Girls of Summer Annual Luncheon.
  • 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 as identified by their principal or counselor;

  • Perform below the average for their age.
  • Need additional academic instruction in math, language arts, reading.
  • Have a pattern of low attendance.
  • Having academic potential and ability as measured by earlier grades.
  • 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.

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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