Metro Atlanta Teens selected for New Teen Leadership Program
Pebble Tossers congratulates 32 teenagers selected for its
inaugural 2020-21 teen leadership program
(Atlanta, GA, July 22, 2020)…Pebble Tossers, Atlanta’s leading youth development nonprofit organization, is launching its Teen Leadership Program (TLP) in August, 2020. 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.
25 Metro Atlanta high schools and middle schools
One (1) 7th grader, eight (8) 8th graders, four (4) freshmen, seven (7) sophomores, nine (9) juniors, and three (3) seniors
Who are they?
Musicians, Artists, Athletes, Tech Wizards, Philanthropists, Girl Scouts, Writers and more!
The TLP curriculum covers personal and practical life-skills such as self-awareness, self-management, growth-mindset, social awareness, healthy relationship skills, and responsible decision-making skills. The scheduled activities also cover the ways these skills apply within the three tenets of the program: Serve, Lead, Succeed.
“I’m looking forward to watching a group of exceptional young people grow personally and come together to create their own service projects within the community,” said Ben Deignan, Youth Program Manager, Pebble Tossers.
The nine-month program includes in-person + virtual 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. The 33 students chosen for the inaugural program are not only participants but trailblazers as they will help mold the program for future participants.
“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, or “nap to cap.” Customized programming empowers youth to lead by providing them with resources and age-appropriate opportunities. With Pebble Tossers, volunteers sign up, show up, and serve to create a ripple of giving in their community.
Teen Leadership Program 2020-2021 Members
|Cameron Black||Sophomore||Dunwoody High School|
|Zoe Charles||Freshman||Sprayberry High School|
|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|
|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|
|Abbigail Purdy||8th Grade||Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic|
|Gracie Rosenberg||Junior||St. Pius X Catholic High School|
|Angelina Sheeran||8th Grade||St. Francis School|
|Annamarie ValeCruz||Sophomore||Marist High School|
|Ella Whiteman||8th Grade||Notre Dame Academy|