Meet Our Staff


Oakley Dickson

Executive Director

Oakley is a graduate of Liberty University. Oakley met his wife, Kristin, now of 21 years at Liberty University. They have 4 children Maddie Grace (14), Noah (16 / YC Alumni), Owen (18 / YC Alumni), & Hannah (20).

Oakley has been serving high school students in the Midlands of South Carolina for the past 21 years. He is committed to changing the course of history of this generation of young people. He really loves seeing students discover their potential and see them go on to live successful lives. He truly is passionate about young people.


Maggie Bumgardner

Program Director

Maggie is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and a Youth Corps Year 8 Alumni (class of 2013).

Maggie has been coming back every year since she finished her Youth Corps experience because she ‘whole-heartedly’ believes in Youth Corps and the impact that it will have on generations to come. With a passion for education and helping youth reach their full potential, Maggie’s dream since 2013 has been to be a member of the Youth Corps staff.

A principle that Maggie lives by is that if you can shift someone’s life trajectory by just 5 degrees, it may not seem like a big difference now, but it will make a huge difference in the long run. Maggie hopes to help Youth Corps shift as many lives as possible.