Wings for kids, an after school program that teaches social emotional learning, has named Eleanor Smythe its new South Carolina executive director.

Wings currently serves 800 kids in three cities - Atlanta, Charleston and Lake City - and plans to expand to others. Smythe will oversee programs at four schools in Charleston and one in Lake City.

"As Wings for kids expands to new places, we find it critically important to have locally focused leaders guiding each program," said CEO Bridget Laird.

Smythe most recently was executive director of Camp Happy Days. She has also been a real estate agent and business owner.

"I love this opportunity to combine my passion for children with my understanding of business, and to help connect our programming with the measurable outcomes corporate partners seek," she said.

Denise Blake has been named Atlanta executive director, overseeing two programs.