Mission and History

Chicago College and Exposure Tour- Spring Break 2008

Our mission is to empower, educate, enhance and improve the quality of life for youth through weekly Counseling, Mentoring, Enrichment Classes, Tutoring, College and Exposure Tours. Our focus is working with at-risk youth. We want to bring out the best in each youth by elevating their minds through education and exposure so they can realize anything in life is possible. Our goal is to work with youth to reduce or eliminate high school dropout, teen pregnancy, drug and alcohol abuse, tobacco use, juvenile crime and sexually transmitted diseases. We want to see an increase in high school graduates among African American and Latino students and an increase in the same population attending a higher learning institute after graduation. Our vision is to make each youth a productive, law abiding, well-rounded citizen of the United States of America. (TEET, Inc. serves at-risk youth in Sarasota, Pinellas and Orange Counties no matter of the race or ethnic background.)

TEET, Inc. is in its 18th year of operation. The Program’s time frame is from January to December of each year. TEET, Inc. operates year round and is closed during national holidays. It is a grass-root program founded in 1995 and did not become a 501(C) 3 organization until 2003. TEET, Inc. saw a need for additional services in the African American and Hispanic communities due to the fact that the students in those communities were dropping out of high school at an alarming rate, drug, alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy and juvenile crime were increasing.

TEET, Inc. is giving the youth opportunities they would not have had. Most of them are from low income families or families residing in the Housing Communities. The weekly enrichment classes and counseling are enriching their lives and teaches them to say No to the evils of society and Yes to completing high school, attending college, working and becoming self sufficient.

TEET, Inc. is funded in part by private donors, Suncoast Workforce Board and the Florida Network of Children and Family Services and is a CINS and FINS Program (Children In Need Of Services and Families In Need Of Services).

Services Offered

Happy Holidays From Thaise Program

TEET, Inc. serves at-risk youth ages 10-17 and their families. The youth participate in In-School and In-Home Counseling/Mentoring. The youth 13 to 17 attend the After School Enrichment and Tutoring Program.

  1. The Enrichment Program provides the following classes: Job Skills, Drug Prevention, Pregnancy Prevention, Anger Management, Life Skills, HIV/ AIDS Awareness, Conflict Resolution and Etiquette. After the students complete the Job Skills classes they are placed on jobs in the community and are monitored on the jobs for several months.
  2. Each month the students attend educational and recreational outings in the community. They attend local events, museums, art galleries, theaters and amusements attractions.
  3. Quarterly, the youth attend college tours throughout Florida. During Spring Break and the summer they attend college tours out of state. As they are touring the colleges they visit museums, historical sites and amusement attractions. Our purpose is to expose and enlighten them so that they will desire and strive for more out of life.
  4. TEET, Inc. has a Speaker’s Bureau where professionals from the community speak to the youth about their professions, thereby giving them an opportunity to be exposed to a variety of careers and professionals.
  5. TEET, Inc. provides educational, career counseling, assessments and referral services.
  6. TEET, Inc. provides individual, family and group counseling/mentoring daily to at-risk students and their families as needed.
  7. TEET, Inc. provides case management services.
  8. TEET, Inc. also partners with other agencies and makes referrals as necessary.

TEET, Inc. accepts referrals from law enforcement, school counselors, teachers, behavior specialists, truant officers, principals, parents, relatives, clergy, juvenile justice workers, other agencies, social workers, concerned citizens, etc.

For more information please contact:
Teresa Clove, MS - Executive Director l 941-587-5958 or 727-482-9414 or 407-490-6401
Email Address: thaise65@gmail.com