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Lowcountry Giving Day is Today!

Happy Lowcountry Giving Day! We hope you can join us today for LGD charity event showcase hosted by Collective Force from 3-9 pm at the Joe Riley Park. If you can’t make it out, you can still support the vulnerable children and families CYDC serves by donating online or through one of several other giving…

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CYDC Springs a Leak: Your Support is Needed!

Thanks to our preparations and phenomenal staff, our children were safe and well cared for during Hurricane Irma. While we avoided any catastrophic damage to CYDC’s campus, unfortunately, the storm did still take a significant toll on our aging buildings. Irma’s heavy winds and rain pounded our roofs and windows, and we must now make urgent repairs. After assessing the wind and water…

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Carolina Youth Development Center Achieves National Accreditation

Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) has achieved national accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA). CYDC is a nonprofit serving the Tri-County that provides shelter and support services to child victims of abuse and neglect, as well as youth mentoring programs and a community-based prevention program that helps at-risk families access the resources…

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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,…