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

We will meet in person (option to join virtually) in the Buckhead area of greater Atlanta from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm from August 2021 until April 2022. 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 ben@pebbletossers.org)

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  • Non-Members




    (includes a Pebble Tossers membership)

schedule of events

  • Applications Due - July 16, 2021 by 5:00 pm
  • Acceptance Notification - July 19, 2021
  • Kick-Off Meeting - August 22, 2021 (in-person, 4-6 pm)

    start your ripple: Introduction of Pebble Tossers and Volunteer 101 certification

  • September 26, 2021

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

  • October 24, 2021

    SERVE: social justice, leadership through service

  • November 21, 2021

    LEAD: identify leadership styles, SMART goals

  • Holiday Party - December 2021

    Celebrate new friendships

  • January 23, 2022

    LEAD: self-awareness, self-efficacy, self-branding

  • February 27, 2022

    SUCCEED: college readiness, career pathways, global awareness

  • March 27, 2022

    SUCCEED: positive thinking, problem solving, stress management

  • April 24, 2022

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

  • Service project - dates TBD by teens

Teen Leadership Program
2020-2021 Members

Cameron Black – Sophomore – Dunwoody High School
Zoe Charles – Freshman – Sprayberry Highschool
Sofia Charles – 8th Grade – Simpson Middle School
Jack Covington – Junior – Roswell High School
Avery DeMoss – Sophomore – Walton High School
Nupur Desai – Sophomore – Walton High School
Alex Farquharson – 8th Grade – Cliff Valley School
Natalie Ficco – Junior – St. Pius X Catholic High School
Grace Ann Gearhart – Freshman – Roswell High School
Grayson Giguere – Freshman – Westminster
Anagha Gowda – 8th Grade – Autrey Mill Middle School
Katie Graebner – Junior – St. Pius X Catholic High School
Shreya Gupta – 8th Grade – Cornerstone Christian Academy
Jasmin Harris – Junior – Charles R Drew Highschool
Jane Holliday – Junior – Mount Vernon School
James Jones – Senior – The Lovett School
Adam Jordan II – Junior – Druid Hills High School
Cannon Kleinknecht – Sophomore – The Lovett School
Evie Louis – 8th Grade – Holy Redeemer
Rustin Makhmalbaf – Junior – Johns Creek High School
Grace Manning – 7th Grade – Autrey Mill Middle School
Ainsley McCaa – Senior – Henry W. Grady High School
Rachel McDonald – Sophomore – Alpharetta High School
Edgewood Nielsen – Freshman – Midtown International School
Caitlin Noble – Junior – St. Pius X Catholic High School
Davis O’Kelley – Senior – The Galloway School
Jazmin Perkins – Junior – Baylor School
Gracie Rosenberg – Junior – St. Pius X Catholic High School
Angelina Sheeran – 8th Grade – St. Francis
Annamarie ValeCruz – Sophomore – Marist High School
Ella Whiteman – 8th Grade – Notre Dame Academy

2020-2021 Teen Leadership Program
Guest Speakers

Alex Desiderio – Director, Recruitment + Employee Engagement, Woodruff Arts Center

Dr. Leslie Anderson, M.S., LMFT, Ph.D. –  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Associate Professor, University of Southern Mississippi

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

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

Jann H. Adams – Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Leadership Initiatives and Lead Director of the AndrewYoung Center for Global Leadership, Morehouse College.

Beth Bristow – Educational Consultant: College Planning + Test Preparation, Beth Bristow Tutorial Services

Michelle Schroeder – Artist Educator, Columbus Academy

Titania Jordan – JCMO and Chief Parent Officer, Bark.us


We are looking for advisors ages 22+ to serve as mentors/positive role models for the program. Interesting in helping teens? Learn more and apply!


Need more information? Contact Ben Deignan at ben@pebbletossers.org


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