Where our vision is that “Every Child Wins”.
At Lowcountry Youth Services, we aim to ensure that "Every Child Wins." To achieve this vision, we offer several programs that provide Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties youth with the tools they need to succeed in every area of their lives. Life is challenging at times, and for some children, it's more challenging than usual. Our group mentoring and youth development programs address these needs, and our programs are intentional about providing positive role models and teaching children various life, social, and problem-solving skills.
Our programs are available to young people from all ethnic, social, and economic backgrounds. It doesn't matter if a child is a straight-A student who happens to be distracted by a traumatic situation at home or a child who has been charged with multiple juvenile offenses and labeled "high-risk." The reality is every child can benefit from structured support, and every child can win if given the opportunity! If you're interested in getting involved, reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Group Mentoring and Youth Development Programs
Distinguished Gentlemen’s Club
Distinguished Gentlemen’s Club is a small group mentoring program that equips 3rd – 12th grade young men to become confident, positive contributors to their environment.Learn more
Young Men Rise
Young Men Rise is a strengths-based in-school approach to mentorship which is intended to cultivate a social environment that effectively competes with risk-taking norms of young menLearn more
Queens Being is a mentoring program that Lowcountry Youth Services established to teach and build young women, ages 11-14.Learn more
CommUNITY Pod is designed to help young men from 4th – 8th grade build positive relationships within themselves, their family, and their community.Learn more
Young Leaders Institute
Young Leaders Institute is a 2-week summer program that Lowcountry Youth Services established for boys from 6th – 8th grade.Learn more
Girls On the Rise
Girls On The Rise is the sister program to our Young Men Rise program and provides an inclusive environment that honors cultural, family, social emotional beliefs and incorporates aspects of cultural practices in the program.Learn more
Lowcountry Youth Services is an incredible asset to the City of Hanahan through its work with youth services through their police department. We are fortunate that they have now expanded his reach through the Exchange Program by providing additional mentoring and support services to young males with involvement in the juvenile justice system in Berkeley County.
We realized that raising 2 sons in today's world was more than we could handle on our own. When we heard about The Distinguished Gentlemen's Club, we knew this would be a great opportunity to have some Positive Male Role Models for our sons and to have these Mentors come alongside us in giving our son's the guidance they need to have a bright future.
Since Joshua has been in DGC, we have seen a tremendous change in him. He thinks before acting. He takes pride in his grades and his appearance. His grades have gone from failing to As and Bs.
I enrolled my son in DGC for him to meet people, build his self-esteem & his confidence. I also wanted my son to have male role models where he could learn how to grow and become a man of greatness in the future.
It’s a great pleasure the joy my son receives having a mentor he can talk to about anything and enjoys spending all day with. Without this group and the great mentor he has, all I can say is, I'm grateful. DGC was just what my son needed.
“Lowcountry Youth Services is a difference-maker because they use their talents and skills to not only directly serve an area of great importance but inspire others to do so as well. Lowcountry Youth Services sees in young people what in many cases they do not see themselves; talent, skills, value, and an amazing hope and enthusiasm for their future.”
I enrolled my son so he can be around positive kids. Kids whose parents want a grounded village for their child to be a part of. I enrolled him so he can see what black male excellence can do.
DGC has helped my son with manners, helping maintain personal hygiene, starting to think about the future of what he wants to do, helped him learn time management skills & most importantly become the young man he is today.