We are driven by the need to create a safe space and sense of community based on integrity, respect, accountability and compassion.
Founder : CASSANDRA PREAR
“After 30 years of volunteering and mentoring youth behind the scenes, I knew I needed to do more. In 2021, Teens Excelling Beyond Foundation was founded. I am a mother, a wife, and a lifetime caregiver. I am the adoptive and biological mom of six boys, one girl, and fostered many more. Additionally, I was a teen mom from North Tulsa who knows firsthand Tulsa’s great need to shift the mindset of our youth. Growing up, success seemed unattainable, and I did not believe I could change my situation. It wasn’t until I attended Margaret Hudson that I realized I was in control of my future, and yes, it is bright!
Once I graduated and gave birth to my son, I wanted to guide others to see the light. In 2021, Teens Excelling Beyond Foundation was founded. Teens Excelling Beyond is laser-focused on empowering teen girls to become future leaders. We meet the girls where they are, get to the root of their problems, and address trauma head-on. Then we work hard to foster personal growth and a sense of purpose.
I love this foundation, my village of life coaches, mentors, and community leaders, and every single girl that walks through our doors. Together, we are creating opportunities to thrive. Thirty years ago, I decided I AM MORE. We need our girls to believe that too.”
Every girl believes the one unshakable truth that I AM MORE.
A future where teen girls emerge as leaders empowered to break barriers, pursue their passions, and positively impact their
community. And, a community where diversity is celebrated,
voices are heard, and opportunities for growth thrive.
Every cent counts. I ensure every dollar and donation this foundation receives is used in the best possible way to support the girls.
Cathyrn Gibbs, esq
Cathyrn Gibbs, esq
It’s magic when a personal vision aligns with an organizations. At TEB, I wear many hats. Most of my work happens behind the scenes.
I am passionate about making a difference in teens’ lives. When we come together, we can achieve anything we want.
I am an Associate Professor of Child Development and Education, consultant, speaker & more. I put my heart into our mentorship program for the girls.
Mentorship Program Coordinator
Our youth need us! I’m here to help our teen girls with the skills, resources, love, and support they need to succeed. They are our future!