The IDA-GA Teen Board

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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. 

We invite you to apply now  to join the Teen Board in 2024. Deadline to Apply: Sunday, December 31.


Our first Teen Talk 2023 was held on Tuesday, April 25, 2023: HOW TO STUDY FOR EXAMS:

On September 26, 2023 the teen board interviewed artist/author/animator Ryan Sias about his fascinating career and his dyslexia:

Recording available on the International Dyslexia Association Georgia YouTube Channel @internationaldyslexiaassoc3057:

Georgia teens currently in the 9th-12th grade were invited in December 2022 to apply for a position on our 2023 IDA-GA Teen Board. 

The IDA-GA Teen Board meets approximately once a month, and the 2023-2024 teen board will serve from February 2023-December 2024. (Note: Teens commit to serving until December 2023 with an option to stay on until December 2024.) We will open applications for additional members each November -December. 

IDA-GA Board Members reviewed the applications for 2023 and notified the new board members in mid-January. The first meeting was held on January 24, 2023.

Congratulations and THANK YOU to the following teens who were selected to serve on the 2023 IDA-GA Teen Board: 

Henry Bradley from Norcross, GA, Sophomore at Paul Duke STEM HS (Norcross)
*Natalie Buck from Canton, GA, Freshman at Sequoyah HS (Canton)
*Peyton Burch from Atlanta, GA, Senior at North Atlanta HS (Atlanta)
Jack Ellenburg from Atlanta, GA, Freshman at Wesleyan School (Peachtree Corners)
Katherine Henning from Atlanta, GA, Junior at The Darlington Boarding School (Rome)
Bram Johnson from Vinings, GA, Freshman at Saint Francis (Alpharetta)
Dylan Koppel from Dunwoody, GA, Freshman at The Walker School  (Marietta)
*Jolie Levy from Atlanta, GA, Sophomore at The Darlington School  (Rome)
*Carrington Manous from Atlanta, GA, Freshman at Woodward Academy (College Park)
Rohan Morel from Atlanta, GA, Freshman at Midtown HS (Atlanta)
Sion Myrick from Atlanta, GA, Atlanta Public Schools (Atlanta)
Bess Needle from Alpharetta, GA, Junior at Chattahoochee HS (Alpharetta)
Madeleine Peters from Atlanta, GA, Junior at The Howard School (Atlanta)
Judson Siegel from Sandy Springs, GA, Freshman at Riverwood International Charter School (Sandy Springs)
*Allison Slutzky from Dunwoody, GA, Junior at The Weber School (Sandy Springs)
Kegdrick Smith from Smyrna, GA, Junior at Cumberland Christian Academy (Austell)
Payton West from Boston, GA, Freshman at Thomas County Central High School (Thomasville)

*The 2023 IDA-GA Teen Board Officers
President: Jolie Levy
Vice President: Peyton Burch
Treasurer: Natalie Buck
Recording Secretary: Allison Slutzky
Social Media: Carrington Manous

2022 IDA-GA Teen Board

We held our first IDA-GA Teen Talk on August 18, 2022. 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 will discuss how they have successfully navigated these waters throughout their school journeys. IDA-GA Teen Board Members: Peyton, Kahmara, Jolie, Isadora, Jaclyn, Nathan IDA Georgia Teen Board Mission: The IDA Georgia Teen Board is in its inaugural year, and its purpose is to connect with Georgia students who have dyslexia and provide support and assistance to them during their school years.