The TYS Foundation values statement emphasizes that “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.”  So then – how do we determine how to direct resources?

Effective delinquency prevention and intervention models focus on reducing the risk factors associated with juvenile delinquency, while enhancing the protective factors that support healthy personal and social development.  In determining how to direct resources, the TYS Foundation pays close attention to both sides of the risk/protective factor equation and supports services that research has shown are beneficial for the youth we serve.

Each of the services the Foundation supports is consistent with our mission 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.

We invite you to explore this section of our website to learn more about our programs and services.