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Shawnta Goes to Clemson!

Former Carolina Youth Development Center Ledford House resident and Clemson University freshman Shawnta Campbell left Saturday morning for Tigertown and has since been settling into her new digs. So what’s one of the first things you do when you’ve moved into your Clemson dorm and class schedules are set? Get your first ever ticket to…

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Sweet Frog Fundraiser to Benefit Callen-Lacey Center for Children

Sweet Frog frozen yogurt stores in Goose Creek and Summerville will be holding a fundraiser day July 29 from 2-5 p.m. benefiting the child victims of abuse and neglect served by Callen-Lacey Center for Children of Carolina Youth Development Center. If you love frozen yogurt and love supporting great causes, this is a sweet and…

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CYDC Launches YouCaring Crowdfunding Page to Support Lindsay

We have launched a YouCaring crowdfunding page in support of CYDC Ledford House resident and rising Clemson University freshman Lindsay, who is headed to Tiger Town in the fall to study Microbiology. We need your help to raise $7,500 to pay for tuition costs, book fees and orientation weekend expenses not covered by loans or…

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Lindsay Graduates, Inducted into NCHS Hall of Fame

Today we are beaming with the pride as we celebrate the graduation of one of our amazing and talented youth Lindsay,* who received her diploma from North Charleston High School. Lindsay graduated sixth in her class and was recognized with the Hall of Fame Award, a prestigious award based on a combination of grades, extracurricular…

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CYDC Appears on Fox 24 Charleston Foster Care Segment

On May 18, local TV news affiliate Fox 24 Charleston invited representatives from Carolina Youth Development Center and Lowcountry Orphan Relief on its Fox News Now special segment on National Foster Care Month to talk about the foster care system and what our agencies do to help children and youth in foster care in the…

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National Foster Care Month-Raising Awareness

May is National Foster Care Month, which provides an opportunity for people all across the nation to focus attention on the year-round needs of American children and youth in foster care. In 2016 in SC, there were 4,029 children in foster care, a nearly a quarter of them lived in group homes. CYDC gives home,…

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Empowering Foster Care Youth through Career Readiness 

Empowering Foster Care Youth through Career Readiness CYDC is partnering with the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice to teach practical skills and provide real-world work experience to our youth as part of the DJJ’s Job Readiness Training grant program. Our young people learn a variety of important life skills from problem-solving, job interview and…

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Spring Volunteer and Donor Spotlight

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: Mary Jo Madden   I’m retired now but in my past life I spent many years working with teenagers. It’s an age group I find fun, challenging and always interesting. I also realized how important it was for teens to have some structure and constancy in their lives. Being a mentor allows me…

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Beverly J. Hardin Named as CYDC Chief Executive Officer

Carolina Youth Development Center is pleased to announce the selection of Beverly J. Hardin as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective April 5. Hardin brings a wealth of experience to her role with more than 15 years of leadership in organizational development and non-profit management, fund development, budget forecasting and oversight and building support networks…