Metro Atlanta Teens selected for New Teen Leadership Program

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.

The Teens

32 students
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
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
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