David DeHart

David DeHart understands well the lasting impact positive adult role models can have on at-risk children’s lives. 


John’s Story

John came to CYDC in 2008 after spending most of his early years in and out of foster homes. John soon became involved in in the career exploration and readiness classes through our Bakker Career Center. He also started attending the Toastmaster public speaking workshops. Using skills he developed during interviewing workshops and practice sessions…


CYDC Announces a New Board of Directors

(Charleston, SC) – Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) announced today its new Board of Directors. New members from the group of business and community leaders will soon participate in an orientation at the organization’s North Charleston campus. Charleston-based community leader Bill Watson was elected to lead the Board as its Chairperson, replacing Mount Pleasant business…


CYDC Receives $175,000 Grant

(North Charleston, SC) — Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) has been awarded a PropelNext grant of $175,000 over 18 months from the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, and will also receive expert strategic consulting assistance to help strengthen its program design and build a performance management system. PropelNext is a new venture of the Edna McConnell…


CYDC Receives $82,000 Planning Grant

(North Charleston, SC) — Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC), in partnership with One Economy Corporation (OE), has received an $82,000 planning grant from the Andrus Family Fund (AFF) for an innovative pilot to bring technology access, training and resources to foster youth as they exit foster care into independence. This grant is the third in…