Saving Starfish


In the now-familiar story, a man happens upon a boy on the beach, earnestly picking up starfish that have washed up with the tide and tossing them back into the ocean.

“Little boy,” says the man.  “There are miles and miles of beach and thousands of starfish that have washed up.  You can’t possible make that much difference.”

Undettered, the boy picks up another starfish and throws it into the sea.

“It makes a difference to that one,” he says.

Tidewater Youth Services Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is working hard to make a difference in the lives of at-risk and court involved youth.  Together with our public partner, Tidewater Youth Services Commission, we are diligently picking up all the starfish we can – one by one – and tossing them back into the ocean.

We invite you to explore our website, learn more about us, and then join us in our efforts.