The IDA-GA Teen Board

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2024 IDA-GA Teen Board

The mission of the IDA-GA Teen Board is to connect with Georgia students who have dyslexia and provide support and assistance to them during their school years. This year, the teen board has elected to take on several advocacy projects. The first includes infographics, such as “Advocacy for Disabilities,” created by Natalie Buck, and “How to Advocate for Yourself and Your Needs,” created by Arianna Hopkins. Please share widely!


The 2024 IDA-GA Teen Board

  • Arianna Hopkins, Junior, North Paulding High School, Dallas, GA
  • Audrey Jane  Leftwich, Sophomore, North Cobb Christian School, Marietta, GA
  • Caymen McHugh, Freshman, Strong Rock Christian School, Locust Grove, GA
  • Carrington Manous, Sophomore, Woodward Academy, Atlanta, GA
  • Finnegan “Finn” Gawley,  Freshman, King’s Ridge Christian School, Milton, GA
  • Gavin Nelson, Sophomore, Dunwoody Highschool, Dunwoody, GA
  • Jackson “Whit” Boatright, Sophomore, North Atlanta High School, Atlanta, GA
  • Joseph “Bray” Holcomb, Sophomore, West Forsyth High School, Cumming, GA
  • Natalie Buck, Sophomore, Bridgeland High School, Cypress, Texas (moved from Canton, GA)
  • Rhianna Lewis, Junior, Coffee High School, Douglas, Georgia
  • Rohan Morel, Sophomore, Midtown Highschool, Atlanta, GA
  • Sion Myrick, Sophomore, Frederick Douglass High School, Atlanta, GA
  • Judson Siegel, Sophomore, Riverwood International Charter School, Sandy Springs, GA
  • Kegdrick Smith, Senior, Cumberland Christian Academy, Smyrna, GA

Meeting Planning Dates

  • Tues., Jan. 23
  • Tues., Feb. 20
  • Tues., Mar. 19
  • Tues., Apr. 23
  • Tues., May 14
  • Tues., Aug. 13
  • Tues., Sept. 10
  • Tues., Oct. 8
  • Tues., Nov. 12

Applications to join the 2025 Teen Board will open in December 2024. 

View Teen Talks from 2022 & 2023 on the IDA-GA Teen Board Webinar Playlist on the International Dyslexia Association Georgia YouTube Channel:

  • Teen Talk 2023 (April): How to Prepare for Exams 
  • Kickoff to Dyslexia Awareness Month 2023 (September): Interview with artist/author/animator Ryan Sias about his fascinating career and his dyslexia.
  • Teen Talk 2022 (August): Learning how to stay organized, plan ahead, participate in group projects, and take tests can be daunting for any student, and it is especially important if you have learning challenges. The IDA Georgia Teen Board members discuss how they have successfully navigated these waters throughout their school journeys. 

For more information about the prior years’ IDA-GA Teen Board and their events and projects,
click HERE