The SCNG Youth Services’ mission is to provide the resources, training, communication and opportunities to help the children of the South Carolina National Guard thrive and succeed not only during a Family Member’s deployment, but throughout their lives.


To help create the most resilient children in the Military throughout the South Carolina National Guard.


Implements and facilitates training, readiness, and resilience programs for military youth. CYS provides Child and Youth referral and resources. Coordinates and supports child services for Yellow Ribbon events. CYS works with State and Federal agencies on youth projects promoting physical and mental health.

“The family can exist without the National Guard. Our National Guard cannot exist without its families.” – Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Paul Weaver

Child and Youth Programs Contact

Child and Youth Services Program Director
Mr. James E. Harris, Jr.
Office: 803.299.2172
Cell: 803.667.2056
Email: james.e.harris704.ctr@mail.mil

Child and Youth Services Coordinator
Mr. Jerome Flippins
Office: 803.299.4025
Email: jerome.a.flippins2.ctr@mail.mil

Youth Camp
Email: scngyc@gmail.com

Teen Panel

A unique opportunity to become involved with other National Guard teens, creating a small committee to build relationships that involve networking, discuss and solve teen issues, and venture out in ways unimaginable. This program will help to cultivate communication, development and leadership skills.

Youth Camp

Parents, are you looking for fun and adventurous activities for your children to partake in during the summer break? Then the South Carolina National Guard Youth Camp is the place. Youth Camp is accepting applications for children ages 10-17. Children must be the immediate family member (i.e. son, daughter, brother, or sister) of a South Carolina National Guard member, retiree, or employee. Grandchildren of South Carolina National Guard members, retirees, or employees will be considered after all qualified applicants.

Youth ChalleNGe Academy

The South Carolina National Guard wants to challenge you with a second opportunity for success. The Youth Challenge Academy is designed to help young men and women learn basic life skills and the education necessary to be successful. Your success is in your hands.



  • Military OneSource - Information, resources, education, and consultation
  • Military Child Education Coalition - Military Child Education Coalition [MCEC] providing educational information and programs
  • Tutoring - Free homework help and online tutoring for K – 12 and adult learners Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve student anytime
  • Video book readings - Pre-recorded video book readings to stay connected with children while deployed
  • Ages 0-3 resources - Resources for early learning experiences for ages 0 – 3
  • Military Kids Connect - The Department of Defense [DoD] website for children experiencing the challenges of military programs
  • Sesame Workshop - Talk, Listen, Connect
  • Speak Out for Military Kids - Camps, mobile technology lab, Speak Out for Military Kids program, community resources/networking programs
  • Wrightslaw Yellow Pages for Kids - List of education consultants, psychologists, diagnosticians, health care specialists, academic tutors, speech language therapists, advocates, and attorneys in each state along with government programs, grassroots organizations, special education school, and parent support groups
  • National Parent Training and Information Center - National Parent Training and Information Center for military families providing support and advice to military parents without regard of the type of medical condition their child has
  • Military Homefront - Military Homefront (Support for the Troops and their families)
  • Sittercity - Sittercity connects families with quality local in-home caregivers; memberships are funded through DoD
  • Families Near and Far - Place where your family can create, communicate, and stay connected
  • Child Care Aware - 1.800.424.2246 - Additional resource for childcare [Military Fee Assistance], (formally www.naccrra.org)
  • Our Military Kids - Grants to support children of deployed National Guard members for special activities
  • Tutors - K – 12 students and adult learners to connect with live tutoring help at anytime
  • Ages 0-3 resources - Resources for early learning experiences for ages 0 – 3
  • Sesame Workshop - Talk, Listen, Connect
  • American Red Cross
  • Air Force Aid Society - Provides Financial Assistance
  • Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands - 20% discount membership; after school option “BE GREAT” Academy
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters - Offered at no cost to families; mentors are matched for a long term, one-on-one relationship providing support for the child and family members