Reaffirming the School's mission of preparing students to be engaged citizen leaders as well as living out Mount Vernon cultural norm of Sharing the Well, the School has joined forces with Pebble Tossers, Inc.
Founded in 2008, Pebble Tossers, is a nonprofit youth development organization that empowers and develops young people into responsible citizens and lifelong volunteers. Pebble Tossers promotes service learning and engaging children in social responsibility by connecting them with age-appropriate service projects.
To kick off the partnership, Pebble Tossers is working with Mount Vernon to organize and arrange Middle School and Upper School service projects on Helping Hands Day, September 9, 2016. For more than 10 years, Helping Hands Day is Mount Vernon's way of commemorating and honoring those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
In addition to Helping Hands Day, Pebble Tossers will provide support to MVPS by hosting a service learning workshop for families, monthly resources and opportunities for students to become more engaged in volunteerism, and expanding service opportunities during the Upper School's Interim Week. The organization may also be instrumental in advising Upper School students who are seeking to make a local impact through their iProjects.
Jennifer McGowan Guynn co-founded Pebble Tossers, Inc. and serves as the Executive Director. Overseeing the day-to-day operations, Jennifer fosters and furthers partnerships to create a positive impact through volunteerism. A graduate of Leadership Gwinnett, Jennifer currently serves on the Advisory Board of Directors at the Dunwoody Nature Center and on many committees at her church and children’s schools. Ms. Guynn is a past board member of the Junior League of Atlanta, The Impact! Group, The American Cancer Society, and the Furman University Young Alumni Council. An Atlanta native, Jen graduated from Furman University with a double major in Political Science and Urban Studies, and resides in Dunwoody with her husband, Mike, their three children and two rescue dogs.