Upcoming Events

We are pleased to announce that the venue for our 2016 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina Youth Development Center Golf Tournament will be the scenic Bulls Bay Golf Club in Awendaw! The charity event will take place Tuesday, April 19, and will also feature a pre-tournament party and fundraiser auction at a location still to be determined. For more information on Bulls Bay Golf Club, follow the link below to their website.          

Preparing for Adulthood

Check out our latest blog entry to read about Keon’s story. Keon, who recently signed himself out of care on his 18th birthday, was employed full time while here at CYDC and earned his GED on October 28! On November 17, he returned home to live with family in Columbia. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors!


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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.

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