Tidewater Youth Services Foundation

Tidewater Youth Services Foundation The TYS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established in 1991 to support the Tidewater Youth Services Commission in its efforts to help at-risk and court involved youth become contributing and productive members of the community.
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The Tidewater Youth Services Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, established in 1991 to raise funds and find community support to assist a public agency, Tidewater Youth Services Commission, in its efforts to help at-risk and court involved youth become productive members of the community.

Mission: Our mission is to prepare at-risk and court involved youth for productive lives in their communities by improving academic skills, teaching appropriate social and life skills, and fostering involvement in positive activities. Our vision is a community where all youth reach their full potential without intervention from the juvenile justice system or the department of social services. To ensure that we accomplish our vision and mission, our actions and behaviors will always reflect the following core values and beliefs: 1) Every young person has value and the potential for a bright future. We believe those who do make mistakes have the capacity to change and become productive citizens. We are committed to making that happen. 2) We are accountable to our donors for the gifts they have entrusted to us and for their faith in our mission, conducting all affairs of the TYS Foundation with integrity, both in terms of financial oversight and transparency, and in the quality of the programming we support.

Operating as usual

We couldn't let today go by without wishing our board member Layla Bryant Denny a very, very, Happy Birthday! We hope yo...
10/21/2020

We couldn't let today go by without wishing our board member Layla Bryant Denny a very, very, Happy Birthday!

We hope your day is as special as you are at making life better for our youth :-D

09/11/2020
We're Hiring!

Hey Friends and Followers!

We're hiring for two amazing positions that get to support and guide our youth in their second chances.

Visit www.tyscommission.org/employment to apply today!

#tidewateryouthservices, #tidewateryouth, #juvenilejustice, #secondchances

08/10/2020
Thank You for Having Their Backs!

Huge "Thank You" shoot out to Zach Fuhrmann - State Farm Insurance Agent and all the staff for having the backs of our youth this summer! With all the challenges of a Covid-19 pandemic, we so appreciate Zach and the team taking time to ensure that at-risk youth were not forgotten. Your support means our youth will have needs such as clothes, haircuts, and toiletry items met throughout the summer.

Thank you for supporting our youth and giving them the gift of second chances.

-- The Foundation Board of Directors and the Commission Staff

07/28/2020

In keeping with our love of all things Santa (#SantaClausShuffle), our Board is celebrating the holidays in July! Will you join with us to bring some joy into the lives of at-risk and court-involved youth?

https://sokindregistry.org/registry/TYSFChristmasinJuly

Who doesn't like makin' the "Nice List" a little early this year?

#GiveSecondChances, #CourtInvolvedYouth, #TidewaterYouth, #NaughtyorNice,

Let's learn how to DJ!We are so thankful for the partnership of Music Theory Studios and the United Way of South Hampton...
07/06/2020

Let's learn how to DJ!

We are so thankful for the partnership of Music Theory Studios and the United Way of South Hampton Roads to reduce social isolation for court-involved youth. Because of their partnership, we'll be able to provide safe activities to reduce feelings of solitary confinement that the pandemic created for our youth placed in our group homes.

It's a good day to give youth a second chance to get it right ๐Ÿ˜Š

05/12/2020
The Muse Writers Center

We cannot say enough good things about the instructors, teachers, and staff of the The Muse Writers Center and the great work they do with our at-risk and court-involved youth. Like, we don't have enough adjectives to describe their patience, creativity, and all-around awesomeness.

If you haven't donated today as a part of #Give757, then consider donating $10 for this great partner!

https://youtu.be/ooNRyndvxic

Star of LOST, Terry O'Quinn, and Kate Patterson Baldwin hope you'll make a donation of $10 or more to The Muse Writers Center Now through Midnight (all day on Tuesday, May 12) during Give Local 757. It's easy, and it's tax-deductible.

Please donate Now-Midnight. At https://the-muse.org/

The Muse is Hampton Roads' only literary center and is now one of the largest in the country! Your donation will help us continue to grow and better serve the community!

Help us spread the word... Plus, donate and be entered in a drawing to win gift certificates for a free Muse seminar. #givelocal757 #GL757Selfie 13News Now - WVEC

Look out Virginia Beach! One of our Board of Directors, Philip Townsend 13News Now, is coming to town. We think he's pre...
03/03/2020

Look out Virginia Beach! One of our Board of Directors, Philip Townsend 13News Now, is coming to town. We think he's pretty great too ๐Ÿ˜„

Excited about having another judge on board for the OBX Grand Tasting & Bartenders Bubbly Bash! Philip Townsend 13News Now will be a guest judge! He is the weekday co-anchor of 13News Now at 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

We greatly appreciate all the support The Noblemen do for our youth. Tune in to find out more about the awesome things t...
02/04/2020

We greatly appreciate all the support The Noblemen do for our youth. Tune in to find out more about the awesome things they are doing in our community!

Look for us on WAVY TV 10 Hampton Road Show at 11 AM. We were fortunate enough to be able to talk about our philanthropy, the successful toy drive and the upcoming Red Hot Valentines Ball๏ฟผ๏ฟผ.

We're thrilled to partner and work with @musictheorystudios as they mentor and encourage our youth who have a passion fo...
12/21/2019

We're thrilled to partner and work with @musictheorystudios as they mentor and encourage our youth who have a passion for music and DJ'ing!

We had a blast last night stuffing stockings for our youth! Special thanks to Restore Church Portsmouth for hosting/dona...
12/20/2019

We had a blast last night stuffing stockings for our youth! Special thanks to Restore Church Portsmouth for hosting/donating/volunteering and VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads for sending volunteers our way.

Happy Holidays everyone!

It's beginning to look a lot like Stocking Stuffers for our youth! Shhh, don't tell them though - it's a surprise ๐Ÿ˜
12/19/2019

It's beginning to look a lot like Stocking Stuffers for our youth! Shhh, don't tell them though - it's a surprise ๐Ÿ˜

We're so excited to be at the Coast Guard's CFC Fair! In the Armed Forces and want to support court-involved youth? Use ...
12/10/2019

We're so excited to be at the Coast Guard's CFC Fair!

In the Armed Forces and want to support court-involved youth? Use our CFC code of 97966!

Come visit us at @runningetc for Packet Pick-Up! Still not too late to register for the Santa Claus Shuffle tomorrow!
12/07/2019

Come visit us at @runningetc for Packet Pick-Up! Still not too late to register for the Santa Claus Shuffle tomorrow!

Hey Shufflers! It's the last day to sign up for the Santa Claus Shuffle and get $5 off automatically. Sign up online OR ...
12/07/2019
Last Chance to Register!

Hey Shufflers! It's the last day to sign up for the Santa Claus Shuffle and get $5 off automatically. Sign up online OR in-person at Running Etc. at Packet Pick-Up!

2 more days! The hot chocolate has been ordered and medals are getting shined. Don't you want to Shuffle with us??Regist...
12/06/2019

2 more days! The hot chocolate has been ordered and medals are getting shined.

Don't you want to Shuffle with us??

Register today at: https://tysfoundation.enmotive.com/

12/05/2019

3 days left before we are #shufflin with Santa!

Don't miss out on one of the best ways to kick off your holiday season ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคถ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿ…

12/03/2019

It's #GivingTuesday! We wanted to pause in the midst of #SantaClausShuffle prep to remind our followers what their support does.

Every dollar donated goes towards meeting the needs and providing services to court-involved youth. Will you join us in giving the gift of second chances this year for at-risk and court-involved youth from the Oceanfront to Southampton County?

Check out this year's #SantaClausShuffle finisher medals!
12/02/2019

Check out this year's #SantaClausShuffle finisher medals!

Less than a week away for our signature fundraiser - the 25th Santa Claus Shuffle!
12/02/2019
Santa Claus Shuffle 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run

Less than a week away for our signature fundraiser - the 25th Santa Claus Shuffle!

It's feeling a little frosty in the air! Just in time for Santa to #Shuffle during the 25th Santa Claus Shuffle!

Come #Shuffle with Santa ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Check out this year's Santa Claus Shuffle "Lifting Them Up" Sponsor. Thank you so much Tรฉcnico Corporation for continuin...
12/02/2019
Lifting Them Up Sponsor Profile

Check out this year's Santa Claus Shuffle "Lifting Them Up" Sponsor. Thank you so much Tรฉcnico Corporation for continuing to make a difference for at-risk youth in the Tidewater Region!

We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving with their friend and family. Please know how grateful we are for all your...
11/28/2019
Santa Claus Shuffle

We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving with their friend and family. Please know how grateful we are for all your support, time, and energy for at-risk and court-involved youth in the Tidewater Region!

We're thrilled to have Stublen Roofing as our Discovering Potential Sponsor! Thank you so much for continuing to make a ...
11/26/2019
Discovering Potential Sponsor Profile

We're thrilled to have Stublen Roofing as our Discovering Potential Sponsor! Thank you so much for continuing to make a difference for at-risk youth in the Tidewater Region!

Check out this year's Santa Claus Shuffle "Creating Opportunities" Sponsor Profile. Thank you so much TowneBank for cont...
11/26/2019
Creating Opportunities Sponsor Profile

Check out this year's Santa Claus Shuffle "Creating Opportunities" Sponsor Profile. Thank you so much TowneBank for continuing to make a difference for at-risk youth in the Tidewater Region!

17 days left! The air seems to be getting a little colder; why not warm up with a nice, relaxing, run. Want to know more...
11/21/2019

17 days left! The air seems to be getting a little colder; why not warm up with a nice, relaxing, run.

Want to know more about the Santa Claus Shuffle 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run, check out the registration site here:

https://tysfoundation.enmotive.com/

11/14/2019
Santa Claus Shuffle 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run

We're so excited about this year's 25th Annual #SantaClausShuffle, and getting to race with awesome folks like Dave Hawkins :-D

Dave was the Deputy Director for many years with our partner the Tidewater Youth Services Commission. We lost count of the number of positive stories youth and families shared about Dave during his time with the Commission. Thanks Dave for your continuous support of the Santa Claus Shuffle - it wouldn't be the same without you!

We appreciate all our #Shufflers, like David Hawkins, who have supported at-risk youth for 25 years! To celebrate, come shuffle the 25th Annual Santa Claus Shuffle with us December 8th, 2019!

Register here: https://tysfoundation.enmotive.com/

In addition to assisting youth with their grades, behavior, and needs, we have introduced GARDENING to the youth as well...
11/11/2019

In addition to assisting youth with their grades, behavior, and needs, we have introduced GARDENING to the youth as well. Needless say, several of them have incredible green thumbs!

Every summer, whatever they grow is given away to at-risk families, school personnel, and other community members. Can't wait to see what they grow next summer!

We support families of all shapes, sizes, make-up, etc. Our School-Based Case Management seeks to ensure all program you...
11/07/2019

We support families of all shapes, sizes, make-up, etc. Our School-Based Case Management seeks to ensure all program youth and their families has the resources to provide for all family members.

While the youth may be the primary focus, our Case Manager works tirelessly to include the family and meet everyone's needs!

The City of Franklin is one of five counties in Virginia that has a free and reduced lunch rate of 100%. Thus, we are co...
11/07/2019

The City of Franklin is one of five counties in Virginia that has a free and reduced lunch rate of 100%.

Thus, we are committed to being an additional support system with the youth and families to find the resources they need to be healthy and thriving.

We acknowledge the "school to prison pipeline" is very much present in our world. Thus, we are committed to breaking tha...
11/04/2019

We acknowledge the "school to prison pipeline" is very much present in our world.

Thus, we are committed to breaking that pipeline with the good work of our School-Based Case Management program!

Did you know close to 1/3 of our funding goes to support the School-Based Case Management Program at J.P. King Jr., Midd...
11/01/2019

Did you know close to 1/3 of our funding goes to support the School-Based Case Management Program at J.P. King Jr., Middle School in Franklin, VA?

Well, we think it is funds well spent to support all the hard work the youth do in order to bring their grades up, stay out of contact with the court system, and gain new experiences and life skills!

We cannot say "Thank You" enough to the Franklin-Southampton United Way for all their support and assistance with our "B...
10/30/2019

We cannot say "Thank You" enough to the Franklin-Southampton United Way for all their support and assistance with our "Back to School" night. It was a great evening highlighting the hard work of Mr. Williams and his students!

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2404 Airline Blvd
Portsmouth, VA
23701

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(757) 488-9161

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Creating Opportunities. Instilling Hope.

Do you believe, as we do, that every young person has value and potential? For many, that value goes unnoticed. That potential is never reached. These youth, once full of promise, can become lost and troubled. They may end up on the streets, putting themselves in unsafe situations, or even committing delinquent acts. Their families may seek help โ€“ or they may become overwhelmed and uncertain about what to do. Sometimes their families give up. Tidewater Youth Services Foundation is here to help.

At Tidewater Youth Services Foundation, we help youth reach their full potential. We believe that even those who make mistakes have the capacity to change and become productive citizens. And โ€“ we are committed to making that change happen.

The TYS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, established in 1991 to raise funds and find community resources to support a public agency, Tidewater Youth Services Commission, in its efforts to help at-risk and court involved youth grow into productive members of the community. Our public partner, โ€œthe Commissionโ€, serves the cities of Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Franklin, as well as Isle of Wight and Southampton Counties. These seven localities formed the agency in 1977 in an effort to coordinate needed services for the juvenile population, thus avoiding a duplication of services in the region. In 34 years of operation, the Commission has developed a broad range of programs and services and is now the primary resource for juvenile justice services in the region.

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