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 jguynn@pebbletossers.org)

  • Current Member





  • 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
2021-2022 Members

Abigail B. – Freshman – North Gwinnett High School
Sofia C. – Freshman – Sprayberry High School
Zoe C. – Sophomore – Sprayberry High School
Mac C. – Senior – Riverwood International Charter School
Joey C. – Junior – St. Pius X Catholic High School
Zeke D. – Freshman – The Paideia School
Neil D. – Junior – The Westminster Schools
Shaan D. – Freshman – The Westminster Schools
Gavi D. – Sophomore – The Weber School
Nina D. – Senior – St. Pius X Catholic High School
Virginia E. – Sophomore – The Lovett School
Alex F. – Freshman – The Paideia School
Michelle G. – Sophomore – Tucker High School
Parker H. – Sophomore – Woodward Academy
Jane H. – Senior – Mount Vernon School
Sam J. – Sophomore – South Forsyth High School
Sanaa K. – Freshman – The Lovett School
Grace M. – Freshman – Johns Creek High School
Cait M. – Sophomore – The Walker School
Riley N. – Sophomore – The Lovett School
Nikhil P. – Freshman – Woodward Academy
Claire P. – Freshman – Midtown International School
Jazmin P. – Senior – Baylor School
Joe P. – Sophomore – St. Pius X Catholic High School
Eva R. – Junior – DeKalb School of the Arts
Leila S. – Freshman – Community Christian School
Omkar T. – Junior – Lambert High School
Audrey T. – Sophomore – The Mount Vernon School
Ella W. – Freshman – Notre Dame Academy
Ameena W. – Junior – DeKalb School of the Arts

2021-2022 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 – Artist Educator, Columbus Academy

Jeff Hillimire – 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? Learn more and apply!


Need more information? Contact Jen Guynn at jguynn@pebbletossers.org


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