Top Leaders Slated to Speak for Teen Leadership Program

Top Leaders Slated to Speak for Teen Leadership Program

Business and education leaders to share their insights, best practices and advice to the next generation of leaders as a part of the  Pebble Tossers Teen Leadership Program.

(Atlanta, GA, September 16, 2020)…Pebble Tossers, Atlanta’s leading youth development nonprofit organization, launched its Teen Leadership Program (TLP) in August and is now launching its impressive lineup of speakers.

The speakers represent a wide cross-section of the Southeast’s professional business community including nonprofit organizations, technology businesses, educational institutions, and a Super Bowl Champion. These community leaders and their chosen topics support the mission of the TLP to help the service-minded teens selected for the program to cultivate a deeper understanding of themselves and their impact on their community and the world. 

Topics will cover the multiple benefits of service, self-awareness and a personal presence, college planning, developing an understanding of society, leadership styles, relationship skills, trends in digital citizenship and more.

Scheduled to Speak:

Jann H. Adams, PhD
Associate Vice President for Leadership Initiatives and Lead Director of the Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership
Morehouse College

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

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

Alex Desiderio
Director, Recruitment + Employee Engagement
Woodruff Arts Center

Titania Jordan
CMO and Chief Parent Officer

Malcolm Mitchell
Retired NFL, New England Patriots: UGA Football
Share the Magic Foundation, Inc.

Michelle Schroeder
Artist Educator
Columbus Academy

Cherie Wilson
Director, Community Relations Manager
Bank of America

“In our inaugural year, we are excited to partner with leaders of this caliber who have generously offered their time and expertise to our teens,” said Jennifer Guynn, Founding Executive Director, Pebble Tossers. “We know the guidance and wisdom they offer will greatly benefit our young leaders now and as they move forward on their chosen paths.”

To view a complete list of speakers, bios and topics click here.

The 32 teens selected for the inaugural Pebble Tossers TLP will be initiating, developing and organizing their own service projects that will assist in their development of the three tenets of the program: Serve, Lead, Succeed.

Teen Leadership Program (TLP) Information

The nine-month TLP 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 32 students chosen for the inaugural program are not only participants but trailblazers as they will help mold the program for future participants.

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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.