Our mission is simple: to empower teenagers in foster care throughout Tampa Bay.
We believe that by bringing the community together we can
build a stronger sense of normalcy and belonging for youth in care.
What We Do

Help make this holiday season brighter for a teen!

Your donation will help Team Teen fulfill wish lists submitted by teens in foster care in
Pinellas and Hillsborough County, Florida.
Since most toy drives are geared toward younger children, Team Teen focuses on teenagers purchasing items such as video games, laptops, sporting equipment, bikes, clothes, shoes, and more!

Who We Are

Emma Conover

Since 2015, Emma has fundraised annually to provide Christmas gifts for teenagers in foster care. What started as a school project evolved into a passion and mission to empower teenagers less fortunate than herself. She has donated over $20,000 worth of gifts to the Guardian ad Litem Program in the five years leading up to partnering with Elise to develop Team Teen, Inc. 

Elise Driesse

While working as a case manager in Hillsborough County, Elise was able to see firsthand how teenagers in foster care get overlooked. In 2011, she began an annual fundraiser to fulfill holiday wish lists completed by teens in the system. She hosted the fundraiser for 7 years donating countless hours shopping, wrapping, and delivering gifts for over 75 teenagers before connecting with Emma to turn Team Teen into a 501(c)3 organization. 

How To Get Involved

Follow Team Teen Inc on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on upcoming events

Wish lists
In addition to supporting the Guardian ad Litem Program, Team Teen fulfills wish lists submitted by teenagers in foster care.  
These are just some of the wish lists Team Teen fulfilled! Your donation will help us fulfill more wish lists!


Our impact
Since 2019, Team Teen has fulfilled 63 wish lists written by teens in foster care. Team Teen has also donated over $9,900 in teen gifts to the Guardian ad Litem & $3,000 in gifts to
Foster Angels!!
Host a Fundraiser

Have a group that would like to get involved? Consider hosting a fundraiser to fulfill a specific wish list!

Tell us more about what you are thinking and we will be in touch to help coordinate.