Wings for Kids Promotes New Chief Program Officer

Cheryl Hollis

Cheryl Hollis, Chief Program Officer, Wings for Kids

Charleston, SC (September 27, 2021) – Wings for Kids, a nonprofit afterschool program that intentionally builds the social and emotional skills of elementary school students, promoted Cheryl Hollis as its new Chief Program Officer. Hollis, former part-time mentor and Director of Programs at Wings for Kids, brings experience in program and federal grants compliance, coaching, recruitment and hiring, and employee training and coaching to the position.

“WINGS is committed to helping more kids develop the self-management and relationship skills they need to learn and thrive,” said Bridget Laird, CEO of Wings for Kids. “Cheryl’s experience, her dedication and her knowledge of all levels of the WINGS program and curriculum will help us build and sustain the codified and nationally-recognized afterschool programs we operate. Cheryl also brings a much-needed perspective to the leadership team. ”

Cheryl first joined WINGS as a college student / part-time mentor from 2003-2006. Returning to WINGS full-time in 2010, Cheryl held a variety of positions within the organization - from leading afterschool programs to coaching program staff to overseeing regional programming across 3 states and 4 cities. In the 14 years Cheryl has worked for WINGS, she has amassed a loyal following of employees, mentees, alumni, and families, whom she actively engages year after year.
“Being a larger part of WINGS is more than I could have imagined years ago,” said Cheryl Hollis. “I am excited to work with other members of the leadership team and share my unique insight and experience - all for the betterment of WINGS and the kids we serve.”

Cheryl Hollis is a graduate of the College of Charleston and has an Early Childhood Education Administration certificate from Dekalb Technical College.

About WIngs for Kids
Wings for Kids is a nonprofit education program that gives kids the social emotional skills to succeed in school, stay in school, and thrive in life. The program weaves a comprehensive social and emotional learning curriculum into an innovative afterschool program—specifically targeted toward supporting under-resourced students. Kids get the lessons and connections they need to succeed and be happy, and a safe place to call home after the school day ends.

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