Leading us in the right direction

From our Program Director to our Advisory Council, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina Youth Development Center has a compassionate and dedicated group of individuals on our side that are willing to do whatever it takes to help change the lives of Lowcountry children for the better.

Qaitlin Peterson, Program Director 

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Qaitlin Peterson is the program director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina Youth Development Center. She is moving into the position after being trained by the former director Mandy Scherer. Qaitlin has been working to empower families, youth and children for over 5 years. She is passionate about helping youth succeed and has dedicated her career to working with motivated individuals that share her passion.

Qaitlin received her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Appalachian State University and her Masters of Social Work from the University of Michigan in 2011. Qaitlin is a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) in the state of South Carolina. She is currently working towards gaining her independent clinical licensure.

Prior to working with BBBS, Qaitlin served as Associate Director of Family Support Services for the Community-Based Prevention Services program associated with the Department of Social Services at Carolina Youth Development Center. She worked to reduce the risk of child neglect and abuse in both Charleston and Berkeley County. Additionally, she has worked with children and families in communities throughout parts of both South Africa and Ecuador.

Qaitlin encourages more people to volunteer and give back to their local community by becoming a Big.  The one-to-one supported mentoring that BBBS connects youth to will change a young person’s life for the better. If you are interested in learning more about how to positively impact youth in the Tri-County area, give Qaitlin a call at (843)-266-5232 or email her qpeterson@cydc.org.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of CYDC Advisory Council

Providing guidance to Qaitlin in her direction of the program is the Big Brothers Big Sisters Advisory Council. Led by Carrie Dean, who serves as President, the Advisory Council is a dedicated group of area business and community leaders, in addition to a couple of long-time Bigs, who meet monthly to discuss community partnerships, fundraising ideas and more.

For more information about the Advisory Council, email Qaitlin at qpeterson@cydc.org, or give her a call at (843) 266-5232.

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