🚂 Back on Track

By donating to CYDC’s programs now, you can ensure that precious time is not lost, that summer and fall provide opportunities for the kids that need it the most.

All of our programs equip young scholars to beat the odds stacked against them.

Your support will fuel our core needs including:

CYDC’s Job Readiness & Campus Work Program provides youth with the training and apprenticeship experience needed to help build the basic skills necessary to be successful in their future employment.
Learn More
TASC provides supervision, structured daily activities, service coordination and resource development for youth. The program helps by enhancing coping skills, increasing academic, vocational & employability skills.
Learn More
Freestyle Academy is CYDC’s summer enrichment program that empowers and motivates children to learn.
Learn More
There are 3 cottages for our underage youth. Two on our North Charleston campus including Charleston Emergency Shelter (CES) and the Ledford House and the third in Berkeley County, the Callen-Lacey Center for Children.
Learn more
N. Chs. & CLCC
CYDC uses the Teaching-Family Model (TFM). TFM is a philosophy and practice of care and treatment that prioritizes therapeutic relationships with caregivers as the primary conduit of effective treatment in supportive family-style settings.
Learn More
NuHouse cottage provides transitional housing and a highly individualized program that provides an opportunity for each resident to develop life skills, economic independence, and obtain long-term permanent housing.
Learn More

CYDC has cared for our community’s most vulnerable children for over 230 years.

Thanks to donors like you, we will continue to identify the needs, fill the gaps and provide at-risk young people with support and opportunities for success.