Pebble Tossers congratulates 32 teenagers selected for its 2021-22 Teen Leadership Program
(Atlanta, GA, September 27, 2021)…Pebble Tossers, Atlanta’s leading youth development nonprofit, has kicked off the 2nd year of its Teen Leadership Program (TLP). In line with the Pebble Tossers mission to empower and equip youth to lead through service, the program provides opportunities for service-minded teens to cultivate a deeper understanding of themselves and their impact on their community and the world.
- 32 students
- 22 Metro Atlanta high schools
- Twelve (12) freshmen, eleven (11) sophomores, five (5) juniors, and four (4) seniors
- Who are they?
- Musicians, Artists, Athletes, Cooks, Philanthropists, Girl Scouts, Eagle Scouts, and more!
- What do they believe in?
- Supporting their friends during times of need;
- Caring about mental health;
- Making a difference in their community;
- Being willing to make a change;
- Feeling good about themselves and their actions.
This exceptional group of young people will work with the Pebble Tossers’ leadership team to improve their personal and practical life skills such as self-awareness, self-management, growth mindset, social awareness, healthy relationship skills, and responsible decision-making skills. The program’s scheduled activities cover the ways these skills apply within the three tenets of the program: Serve, Lead, Succeed.
“A leader is someone who makes a change by being different. They have to be confident enough to stand up and stand out,” said Nupur D., a 2020-21 TLP Member.
The nine-month program includes monthly meetings, special guest speakers, and a service project that participants will create and implement as a group. The TLP supplements valuable experiences in the lives of these passionate young people and builds the sense of self-esteem and self-efficacy that our world needs in the leaders of tomorrow.
“I am inspired. The applications submitted by these teens reflect how much good there is in our community,” said Jennifer Guynn, Founder + Executive Director, Pebble Tossers. “These teens are well on their way to being successful leaders.”
Teen Leadership Program Information
About Pebble Tossers
Pebble Tossers is the premier local youth service organization focused on providing families with a comprehensive path to youth development through service to others, from preschool to graduation. Customized programming empowers youth to lead by providing them with resources and age-appropriate service opportunities. With Pebble Tossers, volunteers sign up, show up, and serve to create a ripple of giving in their community.
Teen Leadership Program 2021-2022 Members
Abigail B. Freshman North Gwinnett High School
Sofia C. Freshman Sprayberry High School
Zoë 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
Virgina 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 Chamblee Charter High School
Sanaa K. Freshman South Forsyth High 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 Johns Creek High School
Jazmin P. Senior Baylor School
Joe P. Sophomore St. Pius X Catholic 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