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SC DJJ Honors CYDC as Best ‘Up and Coming’ JRT Site

We are thrilled to share that the SC Department of Juvenile Justice recently recognized CYDC as the best “up and coming” Job Readiness Training (JRT) partner site, honoring us with a certificate and a trophy at an awards banquet in Columbia! The JRT program provides paid internships for underserved high school youth ages 14-18, helping…

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CYDC/Cummins Announce Partnership to Open Transitional House

New Partnership Gives Youth Aging out of Foster Care a Fighting Chance Carolina Youth Development Center, a nonprofit serving vulnerable children and families,  is partnering with Cummins, Inc. to develop an independent living transitional home that addresses the needs of youth aging out of foster care. The Cummins Foundation is providing a $120,000 grant to…

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Donor and Volunteer Spotlight: Dorothy A Badger and Mike Christmas

DONOR SPOTLIGHT: Dorothy A. Badger  What is your name and job title? Dorothy A. Badger, Attorney at Law LLC I am a Sole Practitioner meaning I have my own Law practice and am my own boss. I work alone with support from two full-time paralegals. How did you learn about Carolina Youth Development Center? I was…

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CYDC Announced as Grant Recipient in Attorney General Press Conference

NORTH CHARLESTON- State Attorney General Alan Wilson held a news conference Wednesday afternoon at the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office announcing $9.4 million in VOCA (Victims of Crime Act) Grant funds to be distributed among victim service providers and victim advocates in the Lowcountry, including Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) in Charleston County. CYDC will receive…

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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…