Upcoming Events

The Color Rave 5K Electric Glow Run Charleston benefiting CYDC is coming up Saturday, November 1 at Middleton Equestrian Center. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., race starts at 7, and the party continues until 10 p.m.! You can support CYDC by registering to race or by volunteering. Click below for more information. 

Latest News

Charleston Magazine has published a photo gallery featuring pictures from our 2014 A “Night for the Children” Gala on its website. The 11th Annual Gala ended up being our most successful event ever, raising more than $140,000 for our programs serving at-risk Tri-County youth. See the highlights here!


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Caring for Children in the Lowcountry since 1790

Founded in 1790, Carolina Youth Development Center is an important part of Charleston’s historic and cultural heritage, a direct descendant of the Charleston Orphan House, America’s first publicly funded orphanage.

Today, CYDC provides programs reaching over 600 children and youth locally each year. We care for young people with very serious problems, including physical and sexual abuse, neglect, abandonment, and severe emotional disorders.

Yes, I’d Like To Help Carolina Youth Development Center!