Inclusive Teen Leadership Board

Thank you to everyone who signed up. We are excited for the new program year. The Teen Leadership Board is full and no longer accepting applications.

Open to teens in grades 8 – 12

The Friendship Circle Inclusive Teen Leadership Board (TLB) currently has members with and without disabilities from varying high schools throughout the community including: Collegiate, Deep Run High School, Hermitage High School, Glen Allen High School, Miller School of Albemarle, Moody Middle School, New Community School, Patrick Henry High School, and Shaarei Torah of Richmond.

Friendship Circle’s Teen Leadership Board was created to connect teens with the disability community. As a participant, you will develop leadership and interpersonal skills, build self-esteem, join leadership roles as advocates, and form life long friendships.


Teen Board Members meet on a monthly basis. The meetings are held on Zoom, and in person quarterly. Members are expected to attend five (5) meetings (hybrid, in-person, and zoom), Four (4) FCVA events, and two (2) TLB events (1 in winter, 1 in spring).


This year, the Teen Leadership Board will have two projects: Program & Events, and Community Engagement. The overall goal of these projects is to increase community involvement in Friendship Circle as well as strengthen the organizational and leadership skills of the teen board.

’22-’23 Teen Leadership Board Officers & Members

President: Anish Gutha – Senior at Midlothian High School

Vice President: Sophie Sands – Junior at Deep Run High School


Social Media Director: Daniel Lim – Senior at Freeman High School


Aditi Nair – Freshman at Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School

Alex Sun – 6th Grade at Moody Middle School

Amy Sun – Maggie L Walker High School

Anvita Gutha – Junior at Midlothian High School

Chrisitina Luntzer – 8th Grade at New Kent Middle School

Dominic Smith – Sophomore at Believe-N-U Academic Development Center

Ella Soloveichik – Junior at Shaarie Torah of Richmond

Emmi Wells – Junior at Hermitage High School

Finn Walter – Sophomore at Saint Christophers School

Isabella (Belle) Irani – 6th Grade

Jenna Heffron – Freshman

Kylie Collette – 8th Grade at Hanover County Online School

Leni Marx – Freshman at James River High School

Megan Giles – Junior at Glen Allen Highschool

Michael Brown –

Navya Agarwal – Freshman at Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School

Olivia Johnson – Sophomore at St Catherine’s School

Payton Salyer – Junior at Hanover County Online School

Pari Bhura – Douglas Southall Freeman Highschool

Sadie Heyman – Sophomore at Glen Allen High School

Savir Mohil – Deep Run High School