Above the Limit, LLC


Karen C. Dugas, M.Ed. is the owner of Above the Limit, LLC, an educational company that provides

tutoring services for students in grades K-12 and an outstanding ACT Prep program that helps

students qualify for scholarships. Mrs. Dugas is a graduate of Southern University and A&M

College and Louisiana State University Shreveport. She has taught in the public and private

school systems for over 20 years. 

Mrs. Dugas is also the founder of Beyond the Bus Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit chartered to help teens transition to

 adulthood by providing  free college and career workshops, as well as, free ACT Prep classes for students who are 

motivated to attend college, but do not have financial access to quality ACT Prep programs. 

Beyond the Bus Foundation also hosts financial literacy camps for teens.

Mrs. Dugas believes that the most important education is a

financial education, and that “Money Talks” are opportunities to introduce wealth habits to

children and young adults. She is a certified financial coach and has helped dozens of people

become faithful in their finances. 

Her most recent

endeavor has been AIM High microschool, a homeschool option for families to foster a love of learning

through exposure and experiences. 

Mrs. Dugas loves meeting new people, traveling, and

playing tennis. She is married to the love of her life Riveny Dugas, Sr. and they have six adult

children ages 21-26. She states, “Going after my dreams is the scariest, yet most fulfilling

experience I’ve ever had. I am grateful to God for the opportunity to walk in my purpose doing

the things that I absolutely enjoy.”

2023 Undercurrent Award Honoree

Creole Culture Honoree

24 Hour Citizen Project