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Summer Bonanza continues to combine the best of summer camp and summer school while mentoring Chatham County elementary and middle school youth.

On Saturday, July 14, Summer Bonanza participants presented their projects of what they learned and what inspired them from the summer sessions they attended.

The presentations took place before a panel of judges in both the Bryan and O’Conner rooms on the second floor of the Savannah Civic Center.

“This annual ‘Show and Tell’ exercise serves to strengthen public speaking skills, writing skills, and assess comprehension levels”, said Angela Dorsey, Program Director. “The advisors and volunteers also take note of the sessions most enjoyed by the children to better plan for next year.”

A catered luncheon, sponsored by International Paper, was held in the Civic Center Ball immediately after the presentations. The participants who presented projects and regularly attended the program will be rewarded with a trip to Washington, D.C.

Summer Bonanza is a youth mentoring program founded in 1991 by Retired Chatham County Commissioner, Dr. Priscilla D. Thomas.

Her vision for this youth initiative continues to be administered: to provide activities addressing respectfulness, responsible choices, character, leadership, accountability, and moral behavior while promoting education, health and wellness, cultural awareness, and community service.

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