Seacoast Youth Academy Names Travis Small Executive Director

Travis Small was recently named Executive Director of Seacoast Youth Academy. With four years of experience working at various key positions at Seacoast Youth Academy, Small brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience to this position.

He received his undergraduate degree in Sociology from Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach, SC. He played football at Coastal and as a native of South Carolina has been recognized by the ‘The State’ as one of the top 150 high school football players in South Carolina. He has since attended Ashford University and attained a Master of Arts in Organizational Management.

Seacoast Youth Academy is part of the Meridian Behavioral Health family of treatment programs for children and adults. Meridian’s VP of Southeast Division, Kenny Dixon states, “Travis is an excellent choice for Executive Director of Seacoast, he is an advocate for doing what’s right for kids and has consistently excelled and leading others to do the same.’ Travis’ love for working with children is evident in his personal life as well. He has been fostering a former resident of SYA for several years, with his adoption to the Small family pending finalization any day now.
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC, Seacoast Youth Academy is a Group Care Level Three High Management facility with specialized services for boys and girls 6 to 21 years old. For more information on Seacoast Youth Academy, please call 843-215-8080 or visit