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.
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.
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Still interested in buying a ticket? There is still time! The event will start on February 11 and last day to pick is Sunday, February 14! You can purchase tickets through Sunday, but I wouldn't delay! Tickets are going fast!
Thank you to everyone that bought tickets! There are still tickets available for purchase.
Pick up is available during New Realm's business hours but if you would like to meet or see us, Jenny and Jessica will be at New Realm Thursday (2/11) 3pm-7pm, Friday (2/12) 3pm-8pm and Saturday (2/13) 1pm-5pm. We will be there to greet you when pick up your beer and swag bags!
Here is the 6 pack sampler you will get with your tickets! Six 12 oz cans to enjoy with your honey or best friend. You will get 3 IPAs, 1 sour, 1 pilsner, and 1 lager. A little bit of everything!
Hazy Like a Fox may be a staff favorite!
Fun fact for today! Don't forget to get your tickets this weekend! Proceeds go to helping our communities at-risk and court involved youth. Every little bit helps to provide haircuts for job interviews, proper attire for an interview, to groups to reduce anger and substance abuse!
Confused about purchasing tickets? Let us help! Here is a step-by-step video to purchase your tickets! Any other questions, just comment, message or call!
Time is flying by! Only 1 week until the start of our Fudraiser! We are so happy to partner with New Realm Brewing - VA for this fun Valentine's or Galentine's Day event! Don't forget to order your ticket today! Only $25 per ticket!
The first 50 people that grab tickets will get one of these customized pint glasses! Engraved by National Engraving & Trophy! Glasses donated by Melinda Swager NextHome Tidewater Realty and Michelle Greene Phillips with Tidewater Home Funding, LLC! Super excited to include these in the swag bags!
Out at New Realm Brewing - VA in Virginia Beach! Tasting some yummy beer for our fundraiser For the Love of Beer - Virtual Tasting Fundraiser ! Proceeds consumed responsibility, benefit Tidewater Youth Services Foundation and the Commission! We service at-risk and court involved youth!
Y'all!!! Time is flying by! Cannot believe we only have 2 weeks until the event! Plan your Valentine's or Galentine's Day now! Get your tickets today!!
Come celebrate Galentine's Day with us at the For the Love of Beer - Virtual Tasting Fundraiser!
In the words of Leslie Knope's, Galetine's Day is "only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it... Ladies celebrating ladies.”
Look at the food goodies we bought today from Harris Teeter, one of our In-kind donors! The peanuts are from our In-kind donor, TASTE !!! There will be more added to the swag bags, for example, at least one souvenir beer glass, a raffle ticket to win cool prizes and other snacks that go with beer and Valentine's Day! Join our event to order your tickets or just order from the link!
Look at what's happening for our event, For the Love of Beer - Virtual Tasting Fundraiser ! There is still time to register!
We just wanted to send out an awesome "Thank You" to Fox Pest Control for their amazing outreach program with our youth in our group homes. They are a great, work family! They have truly inspiring stories to tell. Also, they are a great company to call for Pest Control! Always professional, personable, caring and friendly. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Thank you to Fox Pest Control once again, for coming to speak to our other group home, Westhaven Boys Home. Special thanks to: Elbert, Alonzo, Aaron, Derrick, and Jhoquo!! You guys are an inspiration for our youth! Thank you for speaking from the heart!
Time to start thinking about getting ready for Valentine's or Galentine's day with you partner or best friends!
Get ready for Valentine's or Galentine's day with you partner or best friends! To purchase tickets, click this link: https://loveofbeer.yapsody.com/ !!!! Thank you and enjoy!
Thank you so much to Fox Pest Control staff for coming to our group home, Crisis Intervention Home! Aaron, Gleen, Paige, Kaneesha and Annette were awesome with their stories, insights and encouragement to/for our youth! We appreciate the food, shirts and conversation! Our youth enjoyed having you all come out!
Looking for a fun Valentine's Day gift or date night? Look no farther! We are offering a Virtual Beer Tasting in partnership with New Realm Brewing - VA, called For The Love of Beer! Details coming soon! Swag bag included with a tasting purchase with goodies to go with the beer! Also, a raffle to win great prizes!
I'm sitting here making skillstreaming cards for our group homes for the ART groups (anger management) and I just finished cutting these out. All I can think about is how hard these skills in particular can be difficult for our youth.
Are there any social skills that were difficult for you to learn and do growing up? Or still, as an adult? Personally, I'm not good at negotiating!
Thank you so much for the in-kind donations of 50+ winter hats and 10 girls' fuzzy socks, Jeanette Strange! We appreciate you! Our youth will stay warm this winter!
Let us know after you Follow us! We are excited about this new Social Media platform for us!
Thank you all for your continued support!
Thank you so much to Fox Pest Control for coming out to Lynnhaven Boys Home today to talk with our boys! Jason, Carlos, Zeke, and Aaron were amazing! They spoke about how to get into pest control, what they look for and even about where they came from in life to where the are now!
Thank you for the meals, shirts and conversation! The boys enjoyed everything!
What are your hopes and dreams for the year 2021? We, here at TYSF, hope to see more of our youth shine and succeed!!!
Happy New Year to you all! We hope you have a safe and healthy evening and 2021!
Thank you so much to the group, Nobel Men! Because of you, Lynnhaven Boys Home youth get to open gifts this year! You all are a true blessing to our agency! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
Stockings are being made for the Youth we serve! Thank you for all the donations to make our yearly event happen again this year!
Happy Holidays to you all!
Santa Claus Shuffle packets are getting ready to be packaged and mailed! Thank you all for your participation this year! Happy Holidays!
Thank you to all our supporters, donors, sponsors, and #ShufflersWithSanta!
Your generosity has blown us away this 2020 Holiday Season. Please know you are giving the gift of second chances to court-involved youth and their families.
With all that 2020 brought our way, we say "Thank You" for supporting us and the Santa Claus Shuffle 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run!
To all our participants, sponsors, and donors, we want to say thank you for helping make the 26th Annual Santa Claus Shuffle a success! We hit several fundraising and participant goals and it would not have been possible without your support and generosity.
Thank you for giving the gift of second chances to at-risk and court-involved youth in the Tidewater Region!
Thank you so much Music Theory Studios for an amazing benefit concert in support of our youth! Y'all are AMAZING!
Hey folks! Christmas In The City with Music Theory Studios is happing RIGHT NOW! You don't want to miss hearing all the great talent the 757 has to offer for the Christmas Season. And, it's all to raise funds for our youth and the 26th Annual Santa Claus Shuffle.
Need some Xmas spirit in your life, listen live now 😃
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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
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
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?
Who doesn't like makin' the "Nice List" a little early this year?
#GiveSecondChances, #CourtInvolvedYouth, #TidewaterYouth, #NaughtyorNice,
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 🏃♀️🤶🏃♂️🎅🏅
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?
How are your running shoes doing? Are they ready to start Shufflin'?
Pre-Registration is open for the #SantaClausShuffle !
Register today to shuffle with Santa 🎅🤶
Three cheers for TowneBank and Board Chair Andy Rivenbark for creating opportunities for our youth through sponsoring our Annual #SantaClausShuffle 5K race!
What organization benefits from the Santa Claus Shuffle? The Santa Claus Shuffle is a fundraiser for Tidewater Youth Services Foundation. Our Foundation was established in 1991 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 mission is to prepare these youth for productive adult lives by improving their academic skills, teaching appropriate life and social skills, and fostering involvement in pro-social activities. Sign up today at www.santaclausshuffle.org.
Congratulations Mark Ragsdale winner of two Redskin tickets! Special thanks to Anderson & Associates, PC for donating the tickets.
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.
When youth walk through the doors of our public partner, they will have caring counselors. They will learn and practice new skills. Their families will receive guidance and support. But publicly funded programs can only go so far. With philanthropic support, we can do so much more and touch the lives of youth in ways not possible through state support alone. With community support we can:
Offer remedial education programs and provide the tools needed for vocational exploration;
Provide therapeutic recreation and positive activities, and expose children to the arts and cultural enrichment;
Improve the physical environments of group homes;
Support programming that would otherwise be eliminated or could not be developed due to a lack of, or loss of, public funding;
Provide personal items for needy youth, including clothing, medication, toiletries;
Help with family emergencies, including the loss of utilities or eviction, events that destabilize families and compound a child’s problems.
Ensure that our public partner, Tidewater Youth Services Commission, has all the tools needed to help the youth it serves.
Packet Pick-Up is happening tomorrow at RUNNING ETC- Join us and get to see all they have to offer! And don't forget... Top winners that place first, second and third receive gift certificates to purchase awesome gear!
Runners, walkers, families, friends, and everyone who LOVES to make a difference and have fun while doing it... THIS is your opportunity! Our 24th annual 5k Race & 1 Mile Fun Run & Walk is a guaranteed fun-filled event for everyone! Come join us and register now at