Leadership for Service (L4S) Challenge

Leadership for Service (L4S) Challenge

Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Ambassadors' commitment to Leadership for Service (L4S), a national community service program, is changing their lives and enhancing the quality of life in their communities. L4S is specifically designed to raise the public's awareness of young people as a resource for community problem-solving prepare young people to take on meaningful roles in community problem-solving, and develop the capacity of individuals, organizations, and institutions to provide meaningful service and leadership opportunities for youth.

HOBY alumni are encouraged to continue logging all of their community service and volunteer experiences in the years following their participation in a CLeW, a State Leadership Seminar, the World Leadership Congress (WLC) and the Advanced Leadership Academy (ALA). 

  • Alumni in their junior and senior years of high school are eligible for the HOBY L4S Challenge Award and the President’s Volunteer Service Award, if they serve and log at least 100 hours in the year following their HOBY experience.
  • Any alumnus who logs a total of 4,000 hours of service will receive the President’s Call to Service Award from HOBY.
  • In addition, the L4S log can be printed and used as an appendix for college applications, scholarship applications, internship applications, and other opportunities where alumni are asked to demonstrate their lifelong commitment to service.
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More than 4,000 committed HOBY volunteers plan and execute HOBY programs each year, serving both at the local HOBY affiliate level and on HOBY’s Board of Trustees. Due to the selfless efforts of volunteers and the contributions of generous donors, more than 9,000 students participate in HOBY programs annually.