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CYDC Wellness Program Launch!
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CYDC Wellness Program Launch!

This spring the Carolina Youth Development Center’s Wellness Committee, a committee made up of board members and CYDC staff, launched our first ever CYDC Wellness Program.

Carolina Youth Development Center Receives $5,000 Donation from Southwest
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Carolina Youth Development Center Receives $5,000 Donation from Southwest

Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) recently received a $5,000 donation from Southwest Airlines, the internationally known airline carrier.  Since 1985 Southwest Airlines has proudly hosted the LUV Classic Golf Tournament and Party, donating more than $18 million to children’s charities over the last 34 years. Due to COVID-19, Southwest made the difficult decision to cancel…

May is Foster Care Month
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May is Foster Care Month

Foster care.  For many, those two words generate an immediate image. Maybe from personal experience or from what someone has seen on tv or in a movie. Sometimes the image appears to be a positive one – a fresh start at a new life – other times, an uncertain new chapter. Or maybe the term…

CYDC’s Response to COVID-19
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CYDC’s Response to COVID-19

The world is different but OUR PRIORITIES remain the same. For 230 years Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC)’s mission has been helping children and youth in our community reach their full potential. Our team of dedicated and passionate staff use evidence-based teaching methods, personal interactions and model healthy behavior and relationships to help our youth…

Cummins Inc. Awards Carolina Youth Development Center Community Development Grant
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Cummins Inc. Awards Carolina Youth Development Center Community Development Grant

Charleston and surrounding communities will now have more access to programs that strengthen families thanks to a Cummins Community Development Grant awarded to Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC). The $55,000 grant will help CYDC to provide additional programs at CYDC’s Family Support Center. The center will provide the larger Charleston and surrounding communities with resources…

CYDC Recognizes April as Child Abuse Prevention Month
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CYDC Recognizes April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

Throughout the month of April, child welfare providers, advocates, state agencies, family court systems and our communities observe National Child Abuse Prevention Month. However, this year, the annual campaign feels a bit different. The coronavirus and the response bring into perspective the importance of being aware of factors that can trigger child abuse and signs…

Carolina Youth Development Center Awarded $5K Sisters of Charity Caritas Grant
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Carolina Youth Development Center Awarded $5K Sisters of Charity Caritas Grant

Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) was recently awarded a $5,000 Caritas Grant by Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. CYDC plans to use this grant funding to help with costs associated with transportation for its 38 residents to and from schools, activities, jobs, doctors’ appointments, visits with their families and relatives and court appearances.…