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CYDC Helps to Launch Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lowcountry

CAROLINA YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER HELPS TO LAUNCH BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE LOWCOUNTRY North Charleston, SC (March 5, 2019)— Since 1973, Big Brothers has had a presence in our community. In 1981, under the leadership of Ed Ledford, the Charleston Orphan House merged with Horizon House and Big Brothers to become the Carolina Youth…

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Dasher and Dancing:  Volunteers Bring Christmas Cheer to CYDC

You just never know when holiday decorating will turn into an impromptu dance party. It’s that Yuletide time of year at Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC), so volunteers have been teaming up with our children to deck the halls of the cottages. Being away from their families during Christmas can be upsetting for kids living…

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Missing Home: Please Support Our Children This Holiday

Some of us may take for granted that the holidays mean gathering with family and friends and exchanging warm hugs and presents. However, the holidays can also be a challenging time of year, especially for our children living at Carolina Youth Development Center. It weighs heavy on their hearts to know that they will be away from their…

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Vote for CYDC and Help us Win $10,000 in Security Services!

CYDC is one of three child service agency nonprofit finalists with a chance to win $10,000 in security services through Security 101 as part of its ‘Gift of Security’ online public voting process! Voting last from December 5 through December 15 and the finalist with the most votes at the end of that period is…

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Live5News Runs Feature on K-Con Thanksgiving Cookout Benefiting CYDC

Live 5 News ran a feel good feature on K-Con, Inc. Design/Build General Contractor’s 19th Annual Thanksgiving Cookout benefiting CYDC children, staff and families! It’s great to see such generosity being recognized in the community during this #seasonofgiving! You can view the full article here!

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SC DJJ Honors CYDC as Best ‘Up and Coming’ JRT Site

We are thrilled to share that the SC Department of Juvenile Justice recently recognized CYDC as the best “up and coming” Job Readiness Training (JRT) partner site, honoring us with a certificate and a trophy at an awards banquet in Columbia! The JRT program provides paid internships for underserved high school youth ages 14-18, helping…

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CYDC/Cummins Announce Partnership to Open Transitional House

New Partnership Gives Youth Aging out of Foster Care a Fighting Chance Carolina Youth Development Center, a nonprofit serving vulnerable children and families,  is partnering with Cummins, Inc. to develop an independent living transitional home that addresses the needs of youth aging out of foster care. The Cummins Foundation is providing a $120,000 grant to…