The mission of TNOYS is to strengthen, support, and protect critical services for Texas youth and their families to ensure their success. There are nearly 10 million young people ages 0-24 in Texas and many are in situations that put them at risk for abuse or neglect, criminal justice system involvement, or homelessness – all of which can be prevented. Our members share a vision of Texas where all young people are valued, their strengths are recognized, and they have access to the resources, support, and opportunities they need to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Our work is guided by a comprehensive systems change approach: Policy – We advocate for public policies and priorities that benefit young people in at-risk situations and their families. Practice – Our training and program development services ensure that those in the field are fully equipped to meet the complex needs of the youth and families they serve. Participation – We work in partnership with youth to demonstrate what they are capable of when people invest in them.