Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars and remember to save the date for CYDC’s “A Night for the Children” Gala 7 p.m. Thursday, September 15 at Memminger Auditorium in downtown Charleston. It’s a fantastic evening in support of our community’s most vulnerable children!

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In case you missed when it first came out in the Post and Courier, check out the great feature article on Big Brothers Big Sisters match Christian and Kyran, an uplifting piece about the positive impact our mentors are having in the community. Click the link below to read the full story.



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

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!