Teens Excelling Beyond Foundation

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the Teens Excelling Beyond Foundation?

 Teens Excelling Beyond is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt, nonprofit organization. that provides various services to teenage girls impacted by trauma,poverty, and homelessness in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and surrounding areas. The organization was created for underserved teen girls, with the objective of enriching their lives after trauma with coaching, education, training, and character-building opportunities. The specific services provided to our girls are mental health resources, mentoring, life skills training, health and wellness support, and therapeutic groups (self-esteem training, mood stability, stress management, etc.). Beyond these core offerings, the organization has developed a 24-hour residential group home that provides structured long-term support to homeless teen girls in deep need.

Teens Excelling Beyond believes they can eradicate the adverse outcomes endured by many teen girls facing trauma, one support and opportunity at a time.

What is Teens Excelling Beyond’s mission?

 Teens Excelling Beyond’s mission is to cultivate a supportive and inclusive environment for teen girls. We foster personal growth, leadership, resilience, and a sense of purpose. Through our mentorship program, housing for homeless teen girls and community outreach we offer many resources to build the skills for a brighter future and a more positive society.

What are Teens Excelling Beyond’s values?

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.

What is the House of Hope?

House of Hope is our group home that provides safe housing for homeless teen girls. Our primary focus is to offer a safe haven and a solid foundation to ensure each teen has the space they need to grow. Our secondary focus is to promote independence amongst the residents so they can strive towards becoming their best selves. We provide a variety of services including educational and support guidance, case management, group/ 1:1 counseling, mentorship support groups, transportation, college readiness, career resources.

How can I support the House of Hope?

There are many ways you can help support the House of Hope. First, you can provide a monetary donation that will go to building a Calm Shed for the girls to have a private space to relax and host 1:1 therapy sessions (Click Donate at the top of the page). Or you can purchase goods from our Amazon Wishlist to help provide goods & supplies for the home.Lastly, we are always looking for volunteers to help with cooking, cleaning, tutoring and transportation. Click on the “Get Involved” link at the top of the page to shopour Amazon Wishlist or fill out a volunteer form.

How do I get a child into the House of Hope?

Please email us at info@teensexcelling.com.

Do you have a mental health or detox facility?

We currently do not have a mental health or detox facility but we can refer anyone, as needed by emailing us at info@teensexcelling.com. For immediate help, please contact 211 for a list of facilities.

Do you have employment opportunities at the House of Hope?

Yes, we occasionally have paid position opportunities. Please email us at info@teensexcelling.com

What is the Empower Her Mentorship Program?

This is our six-month mentorship program for girls 10-18 designed to build character and teach how to navigate everyday experiences. Lesson topics include (but not limited to): Active listening, making connections, personal growth, respecting difference and goal setting. We are always accepting applications for Mentors & Mentees. Learn more and apply in the “Empower Her Mentorship” page under “Programs” at the top of the page.

What are ‘I AM MORE’ events?

Every month we host an event centered around shifting mindsets. Our event topics range from the importance of self care, like the ‘Annual Pamper Me’ Event, to using art to deal with emotions, like ‘Painting with a Purpose’. No matter what the topic is, the girls leave the room with a new tool to create positive change.

I have an idea for a speaker event. Can I volunteer my time?

Always! We love when people want to share their stories and skills with our community. You can fill out a speaker form in our “Get Involved” page.

Do you have sponsorship packages?

There are a variety of sponsorship levels available, each with its own benefits. Your sponsorship will help provide critical support and services to our teen girls. Please email us at info@teensexcelling.com.

Is homelessness a problem in Oklahoma?

Yes and in the United States. Currently there are about 2.5 million homeless children in the United States and over 26,000+ alone in Oklahoma. Oklahoma is ranked as the 7th worst state for homeless children. Teens Excelling Beyond’s House of Home aims to change that one child at a time. We want to keep them out of shelters, cars and hotels but providing a safe haven to grow and learn.

What are other concerns in Oklahoma that Teens Excelling Beyond is looking to address?

We want to prevent school dropout rates (currently Oklahoma is at a 5.5% dropout rate), human trafficking (Oklahoma is ranked 26th worst state for human trafficking cases) and teen pregnancy. Teen pregnancy is specifically closely linked to a number of critical social issues such as poverty, educational attainment and increased health care costs. We touch on all of these at some point during our group/1:1 sessions and I AM MORE events.

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