We need you! At Tidewater Youth Services, we believe all youth deserve the tools to be successful - especially youth who are at-risk or court-involved. This time of year, that means our youth need help getting their school supplies.
The majority of youth in the juvenile justice system who are referred to us do not know where they will get their school supplies this year. We estimate that 90% of the youth referred to us are living in poverty stricken homes.
It's hard to be a student without basic school supplies.
This means supplies like pens, pencils, paper, notebooks, folders, and backpacks should not be what our youth are worried about as they get ready to start school.
As teenagers, they are less likely to seek out community groups or give aways. Luckily, our youth do ask their case managers and counselors for help. We know the need because they tell us!
Please join us as our youth are working on their second chance to get things right. We appreciate your gifts and being a part of our youth's support systems.
They need you!