Member Spotlight: Project Protect Our Children

In recognition of National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, TNOYS is proud to spotlight Project Protect Our Children and their amazing work in Texas. Denise Mears, Founder and Executive Director, answered a few questions about the work their organization is doing below. Project Protect Our Children is a 501c3 dedicated to preventing child sex trafficking, exploitation,… Read more »

Member Spotlight: Central Texas Youth Services

In recognition of National Homeless Youth Awareness Month, TNOYS is proud to spotlight Central Texas Youth Services and uplift the fantastic work of this organization. Shellie Hassell, Executive Director, answered a few questions about the work their organization is doing below. Central Texas Youth Services works with the runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth in central… Read more »

TNOYS Teams Up with DFPS to Strengthen Youth-Adult Partnerships

This summer, TNOYS was excited to team up with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) on PEAKS (Physical and Environmental Activities for Knowledge and Skills) Adventure Camp and our Building Alliances with Youth to Reduce and Prevent Children without Placement (CWOP) training, two initiatives that aim to build stronger partnerships between Texas… Read more »

Celebrating 40 Years of Brilliance in Youth Services at TNOYS’ Annual Conference

Last month, TNOYS’ 40th Annual Conference on Services to Youth and Families in Houston brought together over 400 attendees of all ages and backgrounds for an energizing week of learning, networking, and fun. Our team was excited to host a wide variety of expert speakers and interactive workshops that empowered youth, young adults, and professionals… Read more »

TNOYS at the Texas Capitol: January/ February Highlights During the 88th Texas Legislative Session

The 88th Texas Legislative Session kicked off January 10, marking an exciting start to the year! Over the next several months, TNOYS staff, members, and youth and young adult (YYA) partners will come together to advocate for positive change across seven systems: child welfare, housing and homelessness services, justice, survivor services, health and behavioral health,… Read more »

Member Spotlight: zGen Project

In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness month, our member spotlight is on zGen Project. zGen joined TNOYS’ member network earlier this year. They provide trainings and evidence-based approaches on teen trauma identification, awareness, and intervention. At TNOYS, we’ve seen firsthand how elevating youth voices and building youth-adult partnerships can shift public perception and raise awareness… Read more »

Texas Emerging Leaders Board Will Build Pathways to Success for Systems-Involved Youth and Young Adults (YYA) Across the State

Austin – Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS), a statewide organization that strengthens services for Texas youth and families, has teamed up with the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions (FCS) and Young Invincibles to launch a Texas Emerging Leaders Board that will build pathways to academic and career success for the state’s 500,000 “Opportunity Youth” (OY): Young people between the… Read more »