C5 Georgia is a five-year leadership development program that aims to serve first-generation, underserved students from the Metro Atlanta area (defined as a one-hour driving radius outside of Atlanta). Our organization accepts 72 students (36 girls and 36 boys) each spring from a pool of approximately 300 applicants. Our students begin their journey with us the summer immediately following the 7th grade where they attend our 25 day residential summer camp located a few hours outside of Atlanta. For each year the student is a member, our program includes a new summer experience, combined with a year round component that helps to strengthen a student's leadership and character development, increase their social skills, and heighten their awareness, exposure, and understanding of both college and career. During our year round programming students must attend three mandatory class events that build on past summer experiences while helping students prepare for the next summer. The year round programming events are based on the three C5 Georgia tracks: leadership and social awareness, community action, and college and career. These events can include but are not limited to: service opportunities, leadership development activities, college prep activities, and skill development.