Mission, Vision, Values

Tidewater Youth Services Foundation works hand-in-hand with our public partner,  Tidewater Youth Services Commission, to help at-risk and court involved youth gain the tools they need for a successful adulthood.


Our mission is to prepare at‐risk and court involved youth for productive lives in their communities by improving academic skills, teaching appropriate life and social 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.


  • 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 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.