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Medallion Year - Engaging My Community

The fifth C5 year is spent in community engagement. Through their Medallion Projects, students will explore their passions and create a cap stone project using all they have learned and experienced in the past four years with C5.

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C5 Summer Signature Experience

The fifth year signature Event, the A.C.T. Now Summit, is the culminating experience for all four of the C5 curriculum areas. The acronym A.C.T. stands for “Actively Changing Tomorrow” and challenges participants to identify and explore an issue that is creating a problem in their community and then develop a plan to take leadership in solving that problem. The seven day summit is based on a college campus, providing youth an opportunity to experience college life and utilize college resources. Youth identify a social issue that has community significance. They design and conduct research on the issue, interview stakeholders, and plan, organize, and come to consensus on courses of action. After identifying the resources for the planned project, youth present their plan and their findings verbally, visually, and in writing. Participants are encouraged to use this experience as the starting point for the design of their own Medallion Community Action projects during their final year.

Pathways - Applying New Skills in the Real World

The C5 Pathways program is a year-round community based curriculum that supports and guides participants in learning new skills and integrating them with the skills they learned over the summer.   The goal is for C5 students to use these important skills in their life; at home and in their community.


Each class participates in 3-5 class specific learning events during the school year. These events are designed to help participants apply their leadership, community service and college and career skills in the context of their daily life. Events range from day long to weekend retreats.


Participants engage in group projects and planning committees throughout the school year. Examples include planning committees for the summer experiences, Newsletters/website, Leadership Summit and Community Service projects.


C5 students are responsible for maintain a B average in their classes, completing a set number of hours of community service each year, and completing and carrying out their leadership action, high school action and Community Action plans. C5 staff work as coaches with individual students on a monthly basis to help them complete these individual responsibilities.

Social Awareness Program

SAP is the signature C5 social awareness and diversity curriculum. It is a series of 90 minute sessions with an age-appropriate message that is integrated into the third through fifth year's curriculum as part of either summer programs or pathways.

  • Life Choices
  • Action Central: Kid Heroes
  • Stepping into the Great Unknown