A leader is someone who makes a change by being different. They have to be confident enough to stand out and stand up.

-Nupur D. 2020-21 TLP Cohort

serve. lead. succeed.

  • about the teen leadership program

    The Pebble Tossers Teen Leadership Program provides students in rising 9th -12th grades in Metro Atlanta with opportunities to develop leadership skills in fun, out-of-the-box ways. Through life-skill workshops, projects and peer-to-peer collaborations that focus on social and emotional learning, members will gain critical, life-long skills to move them forward to reach their goals.

  • why pebble tossers?

    Pebble Tossers is metro Atlanta’s most comprehensive youth and family volunteer service organization. Our experience with developing programs and working with other leading nonprofits to better the community provides the ideal platform for teens to learn, engage and succeed.

  • the mission of the teen leadership program

    To equip teens with life skills and service-learning opportunities to empower youth to become empathetic leaders in their communities.

  • the vision of the teen leadership program

    A world where teens develop into passionate service-driven leaders in their schools, communities, and workplaces.

program details

The 2024/25 cohort will meet in person (option to join virtually) in the Buckhead area of greater Atlanta from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm from August until April. Location address will be shared upon acceptance in the program. See below for meeting dates.

Program Fee due upon acceptance into the program.
Needs-based scholarships available. (email earline@pebbletossers.org)

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  • Non-Members




    (includes a Pebble Tossers membership)

schedule of events

  • 2024/25 Cohort Applications Due - July 12, 2024 by 5:00 pm
  • Acceptance Notification - July 19, 2024
  • Kick-Off Meeting - August 25

    start your ripple: Introduction of Pebble Tossers, Volunteer 101, and Service Leader Training

  • September 22

    SERVE: discover your passion areas and how to make an impact in our community

  • October 27

    SERVE: social justice, leadership through service

  • November 17

    LEAD: identify leadership styles, SMART goals, homelessness

  • Holiday Party - December 15

    Celebrate new friendships and have fun with a hands-on service project.

  • January 26

    LEAD: self-awareness, self-efficacy, literacy + education

  • February 23

    SUCCEED: college readiness, career pathways, global awareness, philanthropy

  • March 23

    SUCCEED: positive thinking, problem-solving, stress management

  • April 27

    SUCCEED: digital citizenship, application of soft/hard skills, translating talents/interests into career pathways

  • Service project - dates TBD by teens

Previous Teen Leadership Program
Guest Speakers

Cherie Wilson – Director, Community Relations Manager, Bank of America

Walt Ehmer – President and CEO, Waffle House

Terence Lester-  Founder, Love Beyond Walls

Malcom Mitchell – Retired NFL Player, New England Patriots; UGA Football; Author; Founder, Share the Magic Foundation, Inc.

Elizabeth Burdette, JD – Director of Client Engagement, SignatureGenerosity, a Community of SignatureFD

Michelle Schroeder Lowery – Artist, Educator, Positive Psychologist

Jeff Hilimire – Founder + CEO, Dragon Army; Founder, Ripples of Hope


We are looking for advisors ages 22+ to serve as mentors/positive role models for the program. Interesting in helping teens?
Need more information? Contact Earline Johnson at earline@pebbletossers.org


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