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230 Years of Capacity Building, Community Engagement, and Sustainability
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230 Years of Capacity Building, Community Engagement, and Sustainability

For 230 years, Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) has been a pioneer in the field of child welfare. Founded as the Charleston Orphan House in 1790, it was home to the state’s first kindergarten program. Through strong community engagement, creative capacity building, and innovative sustainability practices, South Carolina’s oldest continuously operating non-profit is a leader…

SC House of Representatives Recognizes CYDC 230 Year Anniversary
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SC House of Representatives Recognizes CYDC 230 Year Anniversary

The South Carolina House of Representatives recognized Carolina Youth Development Center’s (CYDC) 230 year anniversary by approving H. 5563. The resolution, introduced by Representative Marvin Pendarvis (D) and Representative Sylleste Davis (R), commemorates the organization’s anniversary which takes place on October 18, 2020.  “CYDC has been a strong presence in the Charleston community, serving our…

Freestyle Academy Provides Summer Fun Through Reading
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Freestyle Academy Provides Summer Fun Through Reading

Over the last 16 years, Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC), has partnered with The Children’s Defense Fund to offer the summer Freedom Schools® program on its North Charleston campus.  The program is focused on providing enrichment for students through a model curriculum that supports children and families around five essential components:  High-quality academic enrichment;  Parent…

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…

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…