Tyleen graduated from Pittsburg State University with a bachelor's degree in Social Work and a bachelor's of Arts in Music. She earned her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and has an extensive resume in the social work field from practice to teaching in higher education. Tyleen is currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree in Social Work at Our Lady of the Lake University.
During graduate school, Tyleen (founder of Monarch Formals) was president of the Student Association of Social Workers (SASW). She initiated and led a prom dress project in which she collected over 500 dresses, $2500 in cash donations, and several donated services. SASW served nearly 100 youth in foster care. Tyleen received special recognitions for this project including being recognized by the Hattiesburg American newspaper as one of 12 people who made a difference in the community, named Social Work Student of the Year by the University of Southern Mississippi and she received the Claire Nowlin Social Work Student of the Year given by the Mississippi Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
Tyleen Caffrey has extensive experience in pageants and scholarship programs for more than 20 years. Tyleen is an experienced director, assisted in production as well as sound and choreography. She has judged for several community and school pageants on a local, state, and national level. Tyleen has previous modeling experience and provides modeling and pageant coaching. Tyleen Caffrey competes in pageant and always chooses Monarch Formals as her platform. In the 2012 American Beauties Plus Pageant. She represented New Mexico in the Mrs. division in Atlanta, GA. Tyleen was crowned the inaugural American Beauties Plus Elite Woman of Achievement. The crown is based on a community service platform in conjunction with the American Beauties Plus Pageant. In 2013, Tyleen was also given the title of Lifetime Ambassador Supreme at the American Beauties Plus Pageant. In 2016, she competed in the U.S United Pageant system in Atlanta, GA and was crowned with the highest title, Queen of Queens. She returned to this system in 2018 to compete with all Queen of Queen titleholders, and received first runner-up.
In 2019, Tyleen competed in the Miss World Plus system held in Houston, TX, and received first runner up.
Her success with this program led her to being honored in 2013 as the Citizen of the Year for the The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge # 1244 in Clovis, NM. She was featured in an article in the Clovis New Journal for Women Business Leaders, and nominated for a Golden Gorilla award at Pittsburg State University. Tyleen was also awarded "Volunteer of the Month" for March 2019 from the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce for her hard work and dedication.
To ensure individuals in need of formal attire have access regardless of financial situation.
Monarch Formals' mission is dedicated to establishing positive memories during important occasions in one’s life. By receiving new, gently used formals, accessories and donated services, Monarch Formals make certain that individuals don’t miss out on important life events because they don’t have the proper attire.
Monarch Formals is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.
It all starts with the dress. It is a girl's dream to feel like they are walking on the red carpet for their special event. The national average cost of going to prom continues to be expensive, with current nationwide average of nearly $1000. For those facing hardships this expense can be a burden and detour high school students from attending this special high school event. This shows true for other formals events to include weddings, pageants, school banquets, military events, and other special occasions. Monarch Formals' goal is to cut the biggest cost to attending these formals, the attire.
Monarch Formals simply ask for individuals who borrow items from our organization to make a monetary donation. These funds help sustain the program and help others in need.
Have you ever borrowed a library book? Borrowing a dress from Monarch Formals is just as easy. Monarch Formals provides this service for all formal events. Monarch Formals is a service that can be used for anyone who wants to attend their formal event in self-confidence and in style without any financial burden. It's not just the dress, it is about promoting self-esteem and individual beauty in those who borrow the dresses, and the confidence we can build when we can help supply suits and tuxes for the men. Our charge as an organization is to continue the idea in which the simple loan of formal attire will enhance the dignity and worth of those who receive this service. Our hours are by appointment only as we only depend on our volunteers for this service. We simply ask for you to give us ample notice (preferred two weeks) so we have time to find a volunteer who can assist with your needs.
The success of Monarch Formals depends on the invaluable support from the volunteers, donors, and community suppor