In 1959, a meeting was held with probation and correctional counselors throughout the State of South Carolina to see if it was possible to establish a juvenile correctional workers association. In the early part of 1960, a meeting was held and a Constitution ratified and adopted. In 1972, the South Carolina Correctional Workers' Association changed its name to the South Carolina Youth Workers' Association. This move was made to expand the Association's scope and purpose, and to afford all youth workers in South Carolina the opportunity to become involved in a professional youth serving organization. To this date, the South Carolina Youth Workers' Association is the only such organization involving a broad range of professionals which deal exclusively with issues pertaining to youth.
Because of this, membership is open to any individual who has an interest in the youth of our state. Educators, social workers, probation counselors, health personnel, clergymen, volunteers, judges, legislators, juvenile correctional staff, mental health and mental retardation workers, foster and adoptive parents, group home staff and program and agency administrators are just a sample of those who have been and are involved in the South Carolina Youth Workers' Association. Join a winner! Join the South Carolina Youth Workers' Association: Care About Kids!
South Carolina Youth Workers Association
Post Office Box 2394
Columbia, South Carolina 29202-2394