Specialized Youth Services of Virginia, Inc. believes the greatest way to foster a youth's development is to provide an environment that is safe and secure and recognizes their personal strengths.  We believe that when the youth's basic needs are consistently met and their strengths are recognized and nurtured, the youth will be able to learn new skills to cope with the challenges that brought the youth and their families in for service.


Success for All Students

It is the belief of Specialized Youth Services of Virginia that all children can successfully reach realistic, targeted academic and behavioral goals; given the right approach.

Specialized Youth Services strives to provide successful academic and therapeutic experiences in order to promote improved self-worth and positive behaviors.

A "whole person" approach, which addresses behavioral, cognitive, emotional, physical, and social functioning is utilized to meet the individual development needs of each student.

Our Mission



It is the mission of Specialized Youth Services of Virginia, Inc. to strength and empower children, youth, and families to realized their fullest potential.  Our goal is to help youth develop their capacity to reach their goals and become self-sufficent, contributing members of their communities.