Minority Outreach Programs:

Boys of Summer & Girls of Summer

This Minority Outreach Program focuses on African-American elementary and middle school males and females 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 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 has a pattern of low attendance
  • Student has 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 laptop 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.

Celebrating 30 Years

Minority Outreach has reached a tremendous milestone – 30 Years!

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Contact Information:

J. Quinton Staples

Quinton Staples

Director of Diversity Initiatives

Quinton (Jerry) Staples II is the inaugural Director of Diversity Initiatives for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the College of Coastal Georgia. Quinton has an extensive career in diversity education and multicultural programs, having earned his Masters of Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Student Administration, and his Bachelors of Arts in Strategic Communication from Elon University. He has gone on to lead CAS Assessments for Diversity and Inclusion, create curriculum for faculty and staff, and develop cultural relevant programs and hundreds of workshops on inclusive excellence.