Ms. Angelia Dorsey
Program Director

Announcement of New Program Director for Summer Bonanza Partnership, Incorporated 2015

Angelia Dorsey hails from Augusta, Georgia and is a graduate of Savannah State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. She excelled to accomplish her Master's Degree in Public Administration from Columbus State University. Ms. Dorsey retired as a Program Manager from the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, after 31 years of dedicated service.

In Savannah, Georgia Ms. Dorsey is an active member of Overcoming by Faith Ministries and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, where she values giving back. Throughout her many noteworthy accomplishments, Ms. Dorsey holds motherhood dear to her heart as she adores her beautiful daughter, Ariuna Dorsey.

Angelia Dorsey would like to publicly acknowledge Dr. Priscilla Thomas for the solid foundation she laid for the Summer Bonanza Program and her sturdy shoulders to stand upon. Ms. Dorsey thanks Dr. Thomas for her support, guidance, mentoring, and above all her friendship!

Highlights from 2020 Events

Chatham Summer Bonanza,
Stem to Stream Activity

Hours of Operation:
Summer Bonanza program begins at the close of Chatham County Public Schools, for the summer break and concludes as the public schools reopen, usually in August. When funding is available the program provides monthly interaction to assist the participants in tutorial, community involvement, and peer engagement. Our normal hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at a local community center. The Liberty City Community Center currently serves as our main hub, located at 1401 Mills Lane Blvd, Savannah, Ga. 31401.

Administrators and Sponsors:
The Summer Bonanza program is sponsored in part by Chatham County and relies on community partners for sustainability: corporate sponsorship, financial donations, in-kind services to include educational facilitation, and support of fundraisers. The Advisory Board is composed of business leaders, community representatives, and local volunteers, of which we hold sincere gratitude. Special thanks and recognition is extended to our Sponsors and Partners: Chatham County Commissioners and Managers, International Paper, St. Joseph's/ Candler Health Systems, Parent University, US Foods, ILA Local 1414, Carver State Bank, Ga. Heritage Credit Union, Savannah Chapter of The Links, PEACH State, Chatham County Judiciary, Savannah Bananas, Memorial Medical Center, Westside Ministers Association, the Dunhams, the Abdullahs, the Emancipation Association, UGA Cooperative Extension, Amerigroup, and other supporters.

Program Features:
The Summer Bonanza Program exposes children to STEM learning, balance living, positive relationships to include judicial and law enforcement officers, and servant leadership. The goal of the program is to strengthen core values and academic success while providing a fun and safe environment for structured activities. Summer Bonanza Volunteers undergo a criminal background check. Risk Management provides safety training in Multi-Media First Aid and CPR. An orientation in child safety and program guidelines is also conducted. Both adult and junior volunteers serve as mentors by providing positive reinforcement for educational, personal, and professional development.

Summer Bonanza Creed
We promise ourselves to always be strong and alert,
Show love and respect, be kind, always reaching out to others,
And remember that “Everybody is Somebody.”
Take control of our lives by
Having the courage to change the things we can,
The serenity to accept the things that cannot be changed,
And the wisdom to know the difference;
Be just as excited about the success of others as I am my own;
Remember that we do not pass this way but once; therefore,
we will strive for Excellence in everything we do.

Summer Bonanza Motto
If It’s To Be, It’s Up To Me

To achieve a better quality of life for all participants for today and tomorrow.

To provide supportive services that encourages excellence without excuse in educational, cultural, spiritual and civic endeavors.

2014 Annual Report (Click to Download)

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