About Us

Cultivating You, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and designated Georgia State of Hope site. Founded in 2006, the organization has prioritized assisting teens to achieve their highest potential through literacy initiatives in the West Georgia area. Our mission is to empower teens to connect with self, enabling a flourishing transition into adulthood.

Our Vision

At Cultivating You Inc. we believe all people have a gift. We seek to help underserved youth uncover and develop these sometimes hidden gifts through reading comprehension, critical thinking, and writing skills. In addition, Cultivating You instills the mechanics of Standard English Grammar and speech communication. Thus allowing students to discover the power within and the ability to thrive in any environment.

Our Philosophy

Nurturing the youth is a joint effort as well as an ever-evolving cycle that extends from the home to the schools, and everywhere in between. Every child deserves the opportunity to flourish, enabling a life of passion and purpose. Realizing that inspiration comes in many forms, such as people, experiences, books, and so forth. Our task is to assist the youth with falling in love or falling back in love with learning. Which helps to encourage and maintain the vision of a greater tomorrow.

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Our Team

We pride ourselves on creating a unique, exciting environment that embraces individuality and promotes growth both academically and personally. Students and families are welcomed into a dynamic and supportive community.

Executive Director | Founder 


Ms. Tullis has a background working in the nonprofit sector, office administration, education, and with youth. She received her B.S. in Law and Legal Assistance from Morris Brown College and attended the University of West Georgia where she studied Secondary English Education. 

Board Chair


5th Grade Science Teacher                           Hunt Elementary School | Fort Valley, GA

Board Treasurer


Psychotherapist | Embrace Counseling       and Consulting, LLC | Hiram, GA

Board Secretary

Velez-Castrillon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management University of West Georgia | Carrollton, GA

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