CYDC is passionate about kids and families and committed to its historical legacy of leading the way for youth in foster care. CYDC’s holistic approach to supporting children, young adults and families set the organization apart; as does the desire to be at the cutting edge of what our community needs.

Matching donations!

We are excited to announce if you give through Facebook or PayPal they will match your donation up to 7 million. Join us and others who have already made an impact in the lives of children in foster care and give to Carolina Youth Development Center.  CYDC has served more than 2,000 children and families with programs in mentoring, prevention and intervention within our community.

Our next event

Shuckin’ for Shelter Oyster Roast is a family-friendly fundraiser to benefit Callen-Lacey, which has been providing comprehensive care services to child victims of physical and sexual abuse, neglect and abandonment in Berkeley County since 1998. Learn more and get tickets.

Get in contact with us

Send an email to or call 843-266-5200. You can also fill out the form below.

We are located at 5055 Lackawanna Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29405

Carolina Youth Development Center Names Library in Honor of the Late Ramona W. Hale
(North Charleston, SC, December 13, 2018) Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) is proud to honor the late Ramona W. Hale, a long time donor and friend of the organization, by naming the Bakker Career Center Library in her honor.

Ms. Hale was born in St. George, South Carolina in 1920 and led a life of service to her community through involvement in several civic organizations, churches and schools, centered around the Charleston, SC area. Her passion for education, music and philanthropic pursuits were truly the hallmark of her life and her love of reading was known to all. CYDC was honored to receive her generous bequest and chose to name the library in memoriam.