T.E.E.S. was started for the purposes of providing youth with a secure, positive family environment where they can earn trust, self-respect and learn skills to lead to a productive lifestyle free of peer pressure, gangs, and /or drugs. 

We help youth find their dreams through educational and personal enrichment.  Our goal is to empower them to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of their communities.  

We are committed to the intellectual and economic development of the youth based on respect for self and family, spirituality, justice and integrity.


Teen Table Talks (year-round)

Teen Table Talks is an interactive conversation with middle and high school teens focusing on social and community issues affecting their lives.  In addition we help youth find their dreams through character development.  Our goal is to empower teens to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of their communities. 

Smart n' Up Black Male Youth Summit (semi-annual)

The purpose of the Black Male Summit is to expose inner-city young men of color to critical information presented in a way that INSPIRES them to make better choices in the future. We inspire them to see past mistakes as stepping stones that were once stumbling blocks. In all adversity, there is always opportunity. More importantly, we expose them to resources that give them the opportunity to take advantage of what they have learned onsite.

Let's Talk (year round)

Let's Talk is an event for teens, college students and parents. Let's Talk seeks to engage our youth and the community in discussions that are necessary to promote positive growth, enrichment, and change through unity & collaborations, one series at a time.

Past Topics

  • Perception vs. Reality

  • Perception vs. Reality II

  • Bridging The Gap Between Community & Law Enforcement

Special Programs

Pampering With A Purpose

Pampering with a Purpose is a quarterly event where teens and adults, who have suffered a hardship in their lives, are provided a full day of pampering free of charge.

Youth Zone at Overtown Music & Arts Festival

The Youth Zone is an Annual mini festival within the Overtown Music & Arts Festival catering to our younger attendees.  Families can bring along the toddlers, teens and all those in between to enjoy fun interactive activities & obtain valuable information on resources and programs available in Miami Dade County.