SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Registration is underway for Summer Bonanza, a youth mentoring program in Chatham County.

Founded by retired Commissioner Dr. Priscilla Thomas, the program provides educational programs, fun activities and cultural enrichment for underprivileged children.

Summer Bonanza is available to Chatham County youth ages 7 to 14. Those ages 15 and older who have been in the program for at least two years can serve as junior volunteers.

The program will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon each Saturday from June 4 to Aug. 6. Summer Bonanza will utilize a hybrid schedule for in-person and virtual activities.

To register, visit Paper applications may be faxed to 912-232-7388 or scanned and emailed to

There are three in-person registration events set for the next three Saturdays in May, from 10:30 to noon:

  • May 7 at the Wilmington Island Community Park (2401 Walthour Rd.)
  • May 14 at the Retha Mae McCoy Community Park (240 Riverview Rd.)
  • May 21 at the Empowerment Center (4704 Augusta Rd., Hwy 21)

There is a $10 fee per child and lunch is provided. Parents and guardians must attend the orientation with Parent University, a nonprofit aiming to bridge the gap between schools and the community through active parent involvement.