Upcoming Events

The 15th Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Golf Tournament is coming up May 3-4 at the prestigious Ocean Course on Kiawah Island. On May 3 there will be a free fiesta and silent auction featuring Mexican cuisine from award-winning Chef Sean Brock’s Minero, and then the following day  you will have the opportunity to play one of the most renowned courses in the Southeast. Foursomes are still available for this charity event benefiting the youth mentoring programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters of CYDC. Click the button for more tournament info. 

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CYDC and its Callen-Lacey Center for Children program are excited to be participating nonprofits in Lowcountry Giving Day, a 24-hour online giving challenge to be held on May 5. During this special day-long event, online donations made to CYDC will be met with a pro-rated incentive while online gifts to Callen-Lacey will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000, thanks to the generous contributions of local anonymous donors! CYDC has been invited to take part in two Giving Day Celebrations on May 5, one at North Charleston City Hall and the other at the Alley Charleston. Click the link for our blog below to learn more details.


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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 1200 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!