Camp Rise Above is a summer camp experience designed for children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and challenges.
The Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) provides safe environments, educational support and career readiness to our community's most vulnerable children.
MaKenzie learned the importance of eating salad and loves vegetables now. HEART also helped MaKenzie lose 10lbs in a 6-week session. We are forever grateful for HEART accepting MaKenzie and helping her connect with others.- Sherrilan McKinney,
Caregiver of HEART participant
The Medical Society grant to fund a nurse has helped to provide essential services for Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC). Our nurse has served 144 children and teens who were placed in our shelters during the past year, ensuring that all received the best possible care. We are deeply grateful for this support.- Barbara Kelley Duncan,
CEO, Carolina Youth Development Center
We served nearly 140 children this summer alone, a 40% increase in numbers from last summer. With funds from the MSSC, we were able to ensure that each child had a one-to-one counselor and enjoyed a safe, fun and rewarding camp experience provided completely free of charge to families.- Camp Rise Above