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.

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Mr. Williams built his relationships with the youth, their parents, co-workers and the community. He was kind but firm! ...
06/15/2021

Mr. Williams built his relationships with the youth, their parents, co-workers and the community. He was kind but firm! Mr. Williams saw the "greatness" in everyone he met. Many people saw the great things he did with the youth and the City of Franklin.

Here is just another example of the kindness that was Mr. Ray Williams!

#FranklinSchoolBased #TYSF #TYSFoundation

Mr. Williams built his relationships with the youth, their parents, co-workers and the community. He was kind but firm! Mr. Williams saw the "greatness" in everyone he met. Many people saw the great things he did with the youth and the City of Franklin.

Here is just another example of the kindness that was Mr. Ray Williams!

#FranklinSchoolBased #TYSF #TYSFoundation

Since 2015, we have served approximately 115 youth in the Franklin School Based Program. Of the youth that participated,...
06/14/2021

Since 2015, we have served approximately 115 youth in the Franklin School Based Program.

Of the youth that participated, their GPA's went up (pre-program average 2.23 and post-program average 2.56), absences by days went down on average from 22.4 to 10.9, out of school suspension days went down from 2.4 days to 1.8 days, in school suspension went down from 1.7 days to .02 days, referrals went down by 4.8 days to 2.1 days and court-involvement went down from 13% to 4%.

These youth were able to make better choices, achieve better grades and get in trouble less.

#FranklinSchoolBased #TYSF #TYSFoundation

Since 2015, we have served approximately 115 youth in the Franklin School Based Program.

Of the youth that participated, their GPA's went up (pre-program average 2.23 and post-program average 2.56), absences by days went down on average from 22.4 to 10.9, out of school suspension days went down from 2.4 days to 1.8 days, in school suspension went down from 1.7 days to .02 days, referrals went down by 4.8 days to 2.1 days and court-involvement went down from 13% to 4%.

These youth were able to make better choices, achieve better grades and get in trouble less.

#FranklinSchoolBased #TYSF #TYSFoundation

Today, we take a moment and thank one of our long term supporters: The Camp/Elms Foundation! They have been a Champion o...
06/11/2021

Today, we take a moment and thank one of our long term supporters: The Camp/Elms Foundation!

They have been a Champion of Franklin School Based since at least 2000! For over 21 years, they have believed in and supported us! Without them, the Franklin School Based Program what not be what it is today!

Thank you for your support over the years! We look forward to continuing our relationship for years to come!

#FranklinSchoolBased #TYSF #TYSFoundation #TYSFisThankful

Today, we take a moment and thank one of our long term supporters: The Camp/Elms Foundation!

They have been a Champion of Franklin School Based since at least 2000! For over 21 years, they have believed in and supported us! Without them, the Franklin School Based Program what not be what it is today!

Thank you for your support over the years! We look forward to continuing our relationship for years to come!

#FranklinSchoolBased #TYSF #TYSFoundation #TYSFisThankful

Your contribution helps reduce the school-to-prison pipeline by 9% for the Franklin middle school youth. $50 - plants a ...
06/10/2021

Your contribution helps reduce the school-to-prison pipeline by 9% for the Franklin middle school youth.

$50 - plants a box in the garden
$500 - sends 20 youth on a 4-hour fishing trip on the Chesapeake Bay, which the majority of Franklin youth have not seen

Please follow this link if you wish to donate: https://www.tysfoundation.org/raywilliamsmemorialfund/

Thank you for your donation to the Franklin School Based program!

Your contribution helps reduce the school-to-prison pipeline by 9% for the Franklin middle school youth.

$50 - plants a box in the garden
$500 - sends 20 youth on a 4-hour fishing trip on the Chesapeake Bay, which the majority of Franklin youth have not seen

Please follow this link if you wish to donate: https://www.tysfoundation.org/raywilliamsmemorialfund/

Thank you for your donation to the Franklin School Based program!

Even with a little rain, we're so excited to be at Cova Brewing Company! Plenty of tent space to keep every dry. If you'...
06/09/2021

Even with a little rain, we're so excited to be at Cova Brewing Company! Plenty of tent space to keep every dry.

If you're in the area, stop by to say hello!

Even with a little rain, we're so excited to be at Cova Brewing Company! Plenty of tent space to keep every dry.

If you're in the area, stop by to say hello!

Interested in being on a board that serves court-involved youth in the Tidewater Region? Come learn more about the Tidew...
06/09/2021

Interested in being on a board that serves court-involved youth in the Tidewater Region? Come learn more about the Tidewater Youth Services Foundation board TODAY!

Current board members and staff will be at Cova Brewing Company in East Beach Norfolk, VA from 5:00pm - 7:00pm this evening to answer questions and tell you more about the youth we serve.

Can't wait to see you there!

Interested in being on a board that serves court-involved youth in the Tidewater Region? Come learn more about the Tidewater Youth Services Foundation board TODAY!

Current board members and staff will be at Cova Brewing Company in East Beach Norfolk, VA from 5:00pm - 7:00pm this evening to answer questions and tell you more about the youth we serve.

Can't wait to see you there!

TK was referred to the program due to disruptive behavior in class.  This included excessive talking with peers and a la...
06/09/2021

TK was referred to the program due to disruptive behavior in class. This included excessive talking with peers and a lack of focus. TK was diagnosed with ADHD and was under the care of a psychiatrist. After TK became a part of the program, he was enrolled into a modified version of the SUCCESS program. The program included daily feedback from the classroom teachers regarding preparation for class, participation, completion of assignments and classroom behavior. Mr. Williams also made frequent visits to TK’s classroom to monitor his behavior, to support his academic progress and to assist him in developing organization skills.

TK was also enrolled into the 21st Century After School learning program that helps with the mastery of SOL areas and provided enrichment activities. TK was also involved in youth basketball as part of an incentive for him to maintain his grades. It also helped address behavioral issues, the development of teamwork and provided mentors.

TK made substantial progress in his behavior and grades. TK earned only 1 out of school suspension and 1 referral during the year. He completed the year with a 3.0 GPA, passed all of his SOL tests, and earned his promotion to the next grade. The family reported he also improved his relationships with family members in the home. They reported he appeared calmer and more focused.

#FranklinSchoolBased #TYSF #TYSFoundation

TK was referred to the program due to disruptive behavior in class. This included excessive talking with peers and a lack of focus. TK was diagnosed with ADHD and was under the care of a psychiatrist. After TK became a part of the program, he was enrolled into a modified version of the SUCCESS program. The program included daily feedback from the classroom teachers regarding preparation for class, participation, completion of assignments and classroom behavior. Mr. Williams also made frequent visits to TK’s classroom to monitor his behavior, to support his academic progress and to assist him in developing organization skills.

TK was also enrolled into the 21st Century After School learning program that helps with the mastery of SOL areas and provided enrichment activities. TK was also involved in youth basketball as part of an incentive for him to maintain his grades. It also helped address behavioral issues, the development of teamwork and provided mentors.

TK made substantial progress in his behavior and grades. TK earned only 1 out of school suspension and 1 referral during the year. He completed the year with a 3.0 GPA, passed all of his SOL tests, and earned his promotion to the next grade. The family reported he also improved his relationships with family members in the home. They reported he appeared calmer and more focused.

#FranklinSchoolBased #TYSF #TYSFoundation

Interested in being on a board that serves court-involved youth in the Tidewater Region? Come learn more about the Tidew...
06/08/2021

Interested in being on a board that serves court-involved youth in the Tidewater Region? Come learn more about the Tidewater Youth Services Foundation board this Wednesday, June 9th!

Current board members and staff will be at Cova Brewing Company in East Beach Norfolk, VA from 5:00pm - 7:00pm tomorrow, Wednesday, to answer questions and tell you more about the youth we serve.

Can't wait to see you there!

Interested in being on a board that serves court-involved youth in the Tidewater Region? Come learn more about the Tidewater Youth Services Foundation board this Wednesday, June 9th!

Current board members and staff will be at Cova Brewing Company in East Beach Norfolk, VA from 5:00pm - 7:00pm tomorrow, Wednesday, to answer questions and tell you more about the youth we serve.

Can't wait to see you there!

Mr. Williams truly loved his job and "his kids". We could not have said it better than his son, Carlos Williams. Mr. Wil...
06/08/2021

Mr. Williams truly loved his job and "his kids". We could not have said it better than his son, Carlos Williams.

Mr. Williams left behind a wonderful legacy with his son and the City of Franklin. We all miss him but no one as much as his family!

#FranklinSchoolBased #TYSFisThankful #TYSF #TYSFoundation

Mr. Williams truly loved his job and "his kids". We could not have said it better than his son, Carlos Williams.

Mr. Williams left behind a wonderful legacy with his son and the City of Franklin. We all miss him but no one as much as his family!

#FranklinSchoolBased #TYSFisThankful #TYSF #TYSFoundation

Interested in serving on a board that puts the needs of court-involved youth first? Come learn more about the Tidewater ...
06/07/2021

Interested in serving on a board that puts the needs of court-involved youth first? Come learn more about the Tidewater Youth Services Foundation board this Wednesday, June 9th!

Current board members and staff will be at Cova Brewing Company in East Beach Norfolk, VA from 5:00pm - 7:00pm this Wednesday to answer questions and tell you more about the youth we serve.

Can't wait to see you there!

Interested in serving on a board that puts the needs of court-involved youth first? Come learn more about the Tidewater Youth Services Foundation board this Wednesday, June 9th!

Current board members and staff will be at Cova Brewing Company in East Beach Norfolk, VA from 5:00pm - 7:00pm this Wednesday to answer questions and tell you more about the youth we serve.

Can't wait to see you there!

Impact Data for the Franklin School-Based Case Management program: For the past five years, 13% of program youth had for...
06/07/2021

Impact Data for the Franklin School-Based Case Management program:

For the past five years, 13% of program youth had formal contact with the court system before entering the program in middle school. After being a part of the program and up to 6 months into high school, that number drops to only 4%.

This means less youth are coming into contact with the juvenile justice system! We're super proud of these results from our Franklin School-Based Case Management program.

#JuvenileJusticePrevention, #FranklinSchoolBase, #SchoolToPrisonPipeline , #TYSF , #TYSFoundation

Impact Data for the Franklin School-Based Case Management program:

For the past five years, 13% of program youth had formal contact with the court system before entering the program in middle school. After being a part of the program and up to 6 months into high school, that number drops to only 4%.

This means less youth are coming into contact with the juvenile justice system! We're super proud of these results from our Franklin School-Based Case Management program.

#JuvenileJusticePrevention, #FranklinSchoolBase, #SchoolToPrisonPipeline , #TYSF , #TYSFoundation

Here is a current picture of the Butterfly Garden the Franklin School Based program started last year. Mr. Williams and ...
06/04/2021

Here is a current picture of the Butterfly Garden the Franklin School Based program started last year. Mr. Williams and his youth planted the flowers before he past away. Some have been added since then but the garden looks amazing!

Great job by the Franklin School Based youth keeping up with what Mr. Williams started!!!

Here is a current picture of the Butterfly Garden the Franklin School Based program started last year. Mr. Williams and his youth planted the flowers before he past away. Some have been added since then but the garden looks amazing!

Great job by the Franklin School Based youth keeping up with what Mr. Williams started!!!

Franklin School Based Program could not be what it is today without Mr. Ray Williams. It also would not be what it is wi...
06/04/2021

Franklin School Based Program could not be what it is today without Mr. Ray Williams. It also would not be what it is without some very special donors either.

Today, we thank our long-term supporter, the Franklin-Southampton Area United Way! They have been a supporter of the Franklin School Based program since 2002. That is almost 20 years of fascial, in-kind support and believing in the program.

We are working with the Franklin-Southhampton Untied Way in remembering Mr. Williams with a garden bench and his name on it. If you wish to contribute to the bench, please follow this link: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=6B8TJFMFEEVE8

We thank you for your continuous support, being a donor and believing in us! We hope to continue our long standing partnership for many years to come!

Franklin School Based Program could not be what it is today without Mr. Ray Williams. It also would not be what it is without some very special donors either.

Today, we thank our long-term supporter, the Franklin-Southampton Area United Way! They have been a supporter of the Franklin School Based program since 2002. That is almost 20 years of fascial, in-kind support and believing in the program.

We are working with the Franklin-Southhampton Untied Way in remembering Mr. Williams with a garden bench and his name on it. If you wish to contribute to the bench, please follow this link: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=6B8TJFMFEEVE8

We thank you for your continuous support, being a donor and believing in us! We hope to continue our long standing partnership for many years to come!

Mr. Ray Williams was very dedicated to Franklin and the youth in the area he grew up in. He wanted success for all youth...
06/03/2021

Mr. Ray Williams was very dedicated to Franklin and the youth in the area he grew up in. He wanted success for all youth in and out of his program.

In his honor, we have set up the Ray Williams Memorial Fund. This fund is set up to give scholarships to his former youth for college.

Thank you for helping us honor Mr. Williams, the Franklin School Based Program and the city of Franklin's youth.

Follow this link to make a donation! No donation is too small or too big! Thank you so much!
https://www.tysfoundation.org/raywilliamsmemorialfund/

Mr. Ray Williams was very dedicated to Franklin and the youth in the area he grew up in. He wanted success for all youth in and out of his program.

In his honor, we have set up the Ray Williams Memorial Fund. This fund is set up to give scholarships to his former youth for college.

Thank you for helping us honor Mr. Williams, the Franklin School Based Program and the city of Franklin's youth.

Follow this link to make a donation! No donation is too small or too big! Thank you so much!
https://www.tysfoundation.org/raywilliamsmemorialfund/

With the many youth that have participated in the Franklin School Based program with Mr. Williams, we have many success ...
06/02/2021

With the many youth that have participated in the Franklin School Based program with Mr. Williams, we have many success stories! Here is one example of how effective the program is in the lives of our youth:

CJ started with the program due to having a GPA of 1.75, not passing his core classes, missed 30 days of school due to missing the bus and no transportation, having 1 In-School Suspension and 1 referral. Once CJ was in the program, Mr. Williams made sure he was enrolled in the J.P. King, Jr. After-School 21st Century Together Everyone Achieves program. CJ had to attend the program 4 days a week to help bring up his grades and prepare for his SOLs. Mr. Williams also visited CJ numerous times in the classrooms to check on him and help him with the following: academic performance, organizational skills and decision making skills. In addition to the above mentioned programs, CJ was enrolled into the FSBCM SUCCESS program to provide daily feedback to CJ and his mother regarding his attendance, behavior and academic performance. Mr. Williams developed an incentive program to improve CJ’s attendance issues. CJ’s mother was pleased with all the programs and became much more involved with his school life.

CJ made major strides in the first 3 months of being in the programs. He passed all of his core subjects in the first quarter (one “B”, two “C”s and one “D”), and had an overall GPA of 3.0. He had only missed 3 days of school that year and there were not any behavioral issues. He made the basketball team and has continued to work on improving his grades and behaviors.

Without the program, CJ could have been lost in the system, failed out, or just continue to make matters worse. The intervention helped both he and his mother. Their relationship became better along with his grades, behavior and not missing school.

With the many youth that have participated in the Franklin School Based program with Mr. Williams, we have many success stories! Here is one example of how effective the program is in the lives of our youth:

CJ started with the program due to having a GPA of 1.75, not passing his core classes, missed 30 days of school due to missing the bus and no transportation, having 1 In-School Suspension and 1 referral. Once CJ was in the program, Mr. Williams made sure he was enrolled in the J.P. King, Jr. After-School 21st Century Together Everyone Achieves program. CJ had to attend the program 4 days a week to help bring up his grades and prepare for his SOLs. Mr. Williams also visited CJ numerous times in the classrooms to check on him and help him with the following: academic performance, organizational skills and decision making skills. In addition to the above mentioned programs, CJ was enrolled into the FSBCM SUCCESS program to provide daily feedback to CJ and his mother regarding his attendance, behavior and academic performance. Mr. Williams developed an incentive program to improve CJ’s attendance issues. CJ’s mother was pleased with all the programs and became much more involved with his school life.

CJ made major strides in the first 3 months of being in the programs. He passed all of his core subjects in the first quarter (one “B”, two “C”s and one “D”), and had an overall GPA of 3.0. He had only missed 3 days of school that year and there were not any behavioral issues. He made the basketball team and has continued to work on improving his grades and behaviors.

Without the program, CJ could have been lost in the system, failed out, or just continue to make matters worse. The intervention helped both he and his mother. Their relationship became better along with his grades, behavior and not missing school.

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Portsmouth, VA
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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

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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 – 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 – 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, “the Commission”, 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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