Greater Than Expectations

Greater Than Expectations Our mission is to educate and empower youth from the foster care system, equipping them with the ess

It’s always an honor to work with Judge Gonzales. She ensures that each young adult that enters her court walks away wit...
12/30/2023

It’s always an honor to work with Judge Gonzales. She ensures that each young adult that enters her court walks away with a gift. Greater Than Expectations is happy to have 3 years of donating much needed gift cards and items for the holidays.

Are you looking for a way to bless someone during this holiday season? If so, Greater Than Expectations would love your ...
11/24/2023

Are you looking for a way to bless someone during this holiday season? If so, Greater Than Expectations would love your support. We are hosting our annual Brighter Futures gift card drive. All gift cards purchased go directly to teens in the foster care system. Please help us a we continue our partnership with the Dallas County Child Protection and Permanency Court.

You may us the Amazon Wishlist to make your purchase.

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1IY6QXVC3IHCA?ref=cm_sw_sm_r_un_un_8UsZ0XvnOT6Re

This year has been nothing short of amazing for Greater Than Expectations. From last June to this past August, we have s...
09/04/2023

This year has been nothing short of amazing for Greater Than Expectations. From last June to this past August, we have seen so much growth and impact. We’ve hosted graduation celebrations, given our our annual college kits, selected our scholarship recipient and moved her into her fully furnished dorm, hosted self-care sessions and game nights, and moved 7 deserving young adults into their freshly decorated dorm room. With that being said, we thank each and everyone of our supporters and volunteers. We have so much more in store so make sure to follow us for updates. We could not do this without.

Check out this video to see our progress.
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08/22/2023

We are so grateful to Tashara Parker
for interviewing our founder, Dr. Crystal Ward to learn more about our Freshman Fresh program. We are honored to work with the youth from the UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS - DENTON’s P.U.S.H program. This initiative is a year-long program that starts with a dorm room makeover. Thanks to Flawless Spaces Interior Design and for designing a space that is specific to each individual students need. Students will be receive additional academic support, mentors, and engagement activities throughout the year. To learn more about our program, use the link in the bio.

So grateful to have the chance to share more about Greater Than Expectations and the work we are doing with UNIVERSITY O...
08/09/2023

So grateful to have the chance to share more about Greater Than Expectations and the work we are doing with UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS - DENTON’s P.U.S.H program. Thanks Tashara Parker for the interview.

Dr. Crystal Ward, founder of Greater Than Expectations, Inc., joins WFAA Midday to explain how her organization will help foster children have a smooth school year.

Sharing another update that we are only a few weeks away from the start of the new semester and only 4 days away from mo...
08/07/2023

Sharing another update that we are only a few weeks away from the start of the new semester and only 4 days away from moving our -Denton foster care college students into their fully re-designed and furnished dorm rooms.

We’ve partnered with interior designers and to create a beautiful and comfortable space for our students to rest and excel! Now more than ever, we need your support in helping us secure our remaining supplies.

It’s not too late to donate your time by volunteering on move-in day or financially contributing to this project. Just click the link in our bio for details. Our students cannot thank you enough!

Sharing another update we are only a few weeks away from the start of the new semester and only 4 days away from moving ...
08/07/2023

Sharing another update we are only a few weeks away from the start of the new semester and only 4 days away from moving our UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS - DENTON foster care college students into their fully re-designed and furnished dorm rooms.

We’ve partnered with interior designers Flawless Spaces Interior Design and to create a beautiful and comfortable space for our students to rest and excel! Now more than ever, we need your support in helping us secure our remaining supplies.

It’s not too late to donate your time by volunteering on move-in day or financially contributing to this project. Just click the link in our comments for details. Our students cannot thank you enough!

We are serious about helping our foster care college freshmen move in with ease so that they can focus on succeeding in ...
08/06/2023

We are serious about helping our foster care college freshmen move in with ease so that they can focus on succeeding in college.

We are grateful to have partnered with -Denton's P.U.S.H Program, and to bring these students’ dorm room visions to life!

And we’re relying on your support to help us help 10 students….we’re so close to our goal.🙏🏾There are only 5 days left before college move-in day!!

There are many ways and levels to support, so feel free to choose one or all. Click the links in our bio for more info:

✅Amazon Freshman Fresh Wishlist of items that will be directly delivered to the students’ dorm rooms.
✅Donation link to contribute whatever denomination you’re able to.
✅Sponsorship Kits as little as $50
✅Fill out the Volunteer form for move-in support on Thursday, August 10th.

Thank you in advance for sticking beside us as we stick beside our foster care college scholars.

We are serious about helping our foster care college freshmen move in with ease so that they can focus on succeeding in ...
08/06/2023

We are serious about helping our foster care college freshmen move in with ease so that they can focus on succeeding in college.

We are grateful to have partnered with UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS - DENTON's P.U.S.H Program, Flawless Spaces Interior Design and to bring these students’ dorm room visions to life!

And we’re relying on your support to help us help 10 students….we’re so close to our goal.🙏🏾There are only 5 days left before college move-in day!!

There are many ways and levels to support, so feel free to choose one or all. Click the links in our comments for more info:

✅Amazon Freshman Fresh Wishlist of items that will be directly delivered to the students’ dorm rooms.

✅Donation link to contribute whatever denomination you’re able to.

✅Sponsorship Kits as little as $50

✅Fill out the Volunteer form for move-in support on Thursday, August 10th.

We are so blessed to have the support of More Than Conquerors-Dallas Church. They had a challenge of filling their churc...
08/04/2023

We are so blessed to have the support of More Than Conquerors-Dallas Church. They had a challenge of filling their church pew with non-perishable food for our students that will be starting their freshman year at UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS - DENTON. Thank you so much for being a blessing.

The start of a new semester is a time for new beginnings. Help Greater Than Expectations help 10 UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEX...
08/04/2023

The start of a new semester is a time for new beginnings. Help Greater Than Expectations help 10 UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS - DENTON foster care college students make the most of this extremely important opportunity by purchasing items directly from our Amazon Freshman Fresh Wishlist of items that will be directly delivered to the students’ dorm rooms.

“One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals”. - Jean Vanier

Only 6 days left to support. Link in comments. ❤️

Foster care college students face so many challenges, but they are also incredibly resilient. Join us in helping remove ...
08/03/2023

Foster care college students face so many challenges, but they are also incredibly resilient. Join us in helping remove some of the barriers they face with housing, so they can focus on succeeding in the classroom.🙌🏿

GTE, in partnership with - Denton's P.U.S.H Program, and , is excited to support deserving foster youth entering their first year of college at the University of North Texas (Denton).

👉🏿 You have 7 days left and endless ways to support this project - whether being a volunteer mover or clearing some items from our Amazon wish list or simply donating what you can! Deets are in our bio (click the link!)....thanks

Foster care college students face so many challenges, but they are also incredibly resilient. Join us in helping remove ...
08/03/2023

Foster care college students face so many challenges, but they are also incredibly resilient. Join us in helping remove some of the barriers they face with housing, so they can focus on succeeding in the classroom.🙌🏿

GTE, in partnership with UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS - DENTON -Denton's P.U.S.H Program, Flawless Spaces Interior Design
abd , is excited to support deserving foster youth entering their first year of college at the University of North Texas (Denton).

👉🏿 You have 7 days left and endless ways to support this project - whether being a volunteer mover or clearing some items from our Amazon wish list or simply donating what you can! Deets are in our in the comments. Thanks for helping us to help foster youth alumni.

Help us help foster care college students move in to  -Denton this summer! Your contribution will provide them with dorm...
08/03/2023

Help us help foster care college students move in to -Denton this summer! Your contribution will provide them with dorm room essentials they need to succeed in college, like bedding, toiletries and study tools. Only 8 days remaining to support in any or all of the following ways:

Amazon Freshman Fresh Wishlist of items that will be directly delivered to the students’ dorm rooms.
Donation link to contribute whatever denomination you’re able to.
Sponsorship Kits as little as $50
Fill out the Volunteer form for move-in support on Thursday, August 10th.

We are making it easy for anyone to help on any level! Just click the link in our bio.

Help us help foster care college students move in to UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS - DENTON this summer! Your contribution w...
08/02/2023

Help us help foster care college students move in to UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS - DENTON this summer! Your contribution will provide them with dorm room essentials they need to succeed in college, like bedding, toiletries and study tools. Only 8 days remaining to support in any or all of the following ways:

Amazon Freshman Fresh Wishlist of items that will be directly delivered to the students’ dorm rooms.
Donation link to contribute whatever denomination you’re able to.
Sponsorship Kits as little as $50
Fill out the Volunteer form for move-in support on Thursday, August 10th.

We are making it easy for anyone to help on any level! Just click the link in our comments.

Do you recall how much your college dorm room environment impacted your success in the classroom? We do too! Help us set...
08/01/2023

Do you recall how much your college dorm room environment impacted your success in the classroom? We do too!

Help us set up our freshman scholars for success by providing a comfortable and safe space for them to rest and study. :) Our link is in the bio.

We are only 9 days away from our inaugural dorm room makeover for foster youth alumni, in partnership with -Denton's P.U.S.H Program, and .

Do you recall how much your college dorm room environment impacted your success in the classroom? We do too! Help us set...
08/01/2023

Do you recall how much your college dorm room environment impacted your success in the classroom? We do too!

Help us set up our freshman scholars for success by providing a comfortable and safe space for them to rest and study. 🙂

We are only 9 days away from our inaugural dorm room makeover for foster youth alumni, in partnership with UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS - DENTON P.U.S.H Program , Flawless Spaces Interior Design and .

There are several ways to pitch in and help lighten the load. Just tap the links in our comments. ❤️


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We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make Freshman Fresh, our dorm room makeover project for 10 foster care alum...
07/31/2023

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make Freshman Fresh, our dorm room makeover project for 10 foster care alumni, a success on Thursday, August 10th! And we’re officially in countdown mode.

GTE, in partnership with UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS - DENTON ‘s P.U.S.H Program, Flawless Spaces Interior Design and , is excited to support deserving foster youth entering their first year of college at the University of North Texas (Denton).

However, we are still in need of dorm room donations and funding in order to effectively help our freshman move in comfortably. This is where we are leaning on you, our community and supporters.

There are many ways and levels to support so feel free to choose one or all. Click the links in our comments for details:

✅Amazon Freshman Fresh Wishlist of items that will be directly delivered to the students’ dorm rooms.
✅Donation link to contribute whatever denomination you’re able to.
✅Sponsorship Kits as little as $50
✅Fill out the Volunteer form for move-in support on Thursday, August 10th.

We are truly grateful for your support in helping us help foster college students settle into their next level of education!

Did you know that only 3-7% of foster youth will graduate college with a Bachelor's degree? Ironically, more than 70% of...
07/09/2023

Did you know that only 3-7% of foster youth will graduate college with a Bachelor's degree? Ironically, more than 70% of foster youth express a desire to go to college.

GTE is excited to launch our newest program Freshman Fresh. GTE will partner with UNT-Denton's P.U.S.H Program to support deserving foster youth entering their first year of college at UNT-Dallas. The Freshman Fresh season starts with a Freshman Fresh Dorm Room renovation project focused on providing aesthetically pleasing, learning-centered, and downright fun dorm spaces for scholars. Throughout the entire first year, scholars can participate in programming designed to help transitioning scholars prepare for what's beyond their high school years. Freshman Fresh with GTE will host webinars focusing on navigating social interactions at college, self-advocacy at school, financial literacy, the importance of mental and physical health, and more. Checkout the link in our bio for more information.

Thank you Dallas County Child Protection and Permanency Court Greater Than Expectationsto be a part of this year’s Kids’...
06/22/2023

Thank you Dallas County Child Protection and Permanency Court Greater Than Expectations
to be a part of this year’s Kids’ Day in Court! Students were able to to hear from various careers associated with the law. After hearing from the law professionals students were able to hear from GTE and shop in our clothing closet.

We are so excited to announce this year's scholarship recipient. Adoniah is a high achieving scholar from California. Sh...
06/02/2023

We are so excited to announce this year's scholarship recipient. Adoniah is a high achieving scholar from California. She looks forward to enjoying the HBCU experience. Some fun facts about Adoniah is that she loves to take photos of sunsets and she is an amazing poet. Congratulations! Adoniah, we are so proud of you.

As we close out  , we wanted to remind you why the work you’re supporting is so important. With your help, we are ensuri...
05/26/2023

As we close out , we wanted to remind you why the work you’re supporting is so important. With your help, we are ensuring that the foster youth we serve are ! Keep an eye out for some exciting initiatives we have coming up for some of our recent graduates to ensure they rise to their greatest potential!

May is foster care awareness month.  wants to provide important information to our following. We are here to support tho...
05/20/2023

May is foster care awareness month. wants to provide important information to our following. We are here to support those that are apart of the system and those that age out.

Greater Than Expectations had the pleasure of partnering with Dallas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc....
04/29/2023

Greater Than Expectations had the pleasure of partnering with Dallas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for the ”Sweet” case drive for foster youth. GTE was able to donate 15 bags full of supplies including hygiene products, blankets, books, word searches, gift cards and so much more. We are excited to bless 15 deserving teens in the DFW area. The Dallas Alumnae chapter was was able to collect over 280+ bags for deserving youth. It brings us great joy to be a small part of bigger impact.

Do you know of a high school senior (anywhere in the USA) that has been apart of the foster care system? If so, spread t...
01/21/2023

Do you know of a high school senior (anywhere in the USA) that has been apart of the foster care system? If so, spread the word and let them know they qualify for one of our scholarships. Applicants can attend a university, tech/trade school or a community college. The link to apply is in the bio. Applications are due March 31, 2023. Www.greaterthanexpectations.org/scholarships

Did you hear? Our scholarship is now open! Do you know a senior in high school that has been apart of the foster system?...
01/19/2023

Did you hear? Our scholarship is now open! Do you know a senior in high school that has been apart of the foster system? Please have them visit our site and apply. Www.greaterthanexpectations.org/scholarships

Our two scholarship recipients will have a happy holiday due to the generous donations of several women owned businesses...
12/23/2022

Our two scholarship recipients will have a happy holiday due to the generous donations of several women owned businesses in Dallas, TX. Each recipient will receive a holiday basket filled with items ranging from self-care, mindfulness, relaxation, beauty and gift cards to their favorite stores. These ladies have just completed their first semester of college and we are all proud of them! Thank you to our sponsors:








Thank you for bringing some holiday cheer for our deserving young ladies.

We love Dallas County Child Protection and Permanency Court!
12/16/2022

We love Dallas County Child Protection and Permanency Court!

Today, our founder Dr. Crystal Ward was able to meet with honorable Judge Gonzales from the Dallas County Child Protecti...
12/16/2022

Today, our founder Dr. Crystal Ward was able to meet with honorable Judge Gonzales from the Dallas County Child Protection and Permanency. Thanks to your generosity, 77 gift cards for clothing and food were donated. There will be so many foster teens blessed because of your support. Thank you for always assisting with the vision. We appreciate everyone that donated, or shared our post. Thank you

09/08/2020

Did you know?
Greater Than Expectations is here to serve and do our part with those that are in the system. We want to make sure that the young adults we come in contact with are able to exceed their own expectations!

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