COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS (CLeW)

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9th Grade Students

HOBY’s introductory leadership workshop for high school freshmen. A workshop is six to eight hours long, with 30 to 50 participants. The focus is on leadership exploration and helping students learn what leadership is and how to start developing their own skills.

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STATE LEADERSHIP SEMINARS

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10th Grade Students

During this three- to four-day HOBY seminar, students gather at university sites across the U.S. to explore and discover their personal leadership strengths, and learn how to apply them to serve their community.

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WORLD LEADERSHIP CONGRESS (WLC)

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11th & 12th Grade Students

During the eight-day World Leadership Congress, students explore their leadership skills, gaining diverse perspectives from peers around the world. They learn how to work together to make a positive impact in society and to become engaged and active global citizens.

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AMBASSADORS CONNECT

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HOBY Alumni

After completing a HOBY State Leadership Seminar, you become an official HOBY Ambassador. You can then take advantage of volunteer opportunities, mentorship programs, internships, grants, and scholarships available only to alumni through our HOBY partners.

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STATE LEADERSHIP SEMINAR REGISTRATION

REGISTER YOUR STUDENT

Each spring, 10,000 high school sophomores from across the country join one of HOBY’s 70 State Leadership Seminars to hone their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace, and community. Make sure your school is represented!

BRING HOBY TO YOUR COMMUNITY

GET YOUR SCHOOL, COMMUNITY, OR SERVICE GROUP INVOLVED WITH HOBY

We believe in the potential of today’s youth. The HOBY mission is to inspire and prepare future young leaders for a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation. HOBY empowers young people to dream big, make an impact, and change the world.

Our leadership programs are designed to prepare students to turn their ideas and goals into reality. Each program adheres to the five core HOBY values: Volunteerism, Integrity, Excellence, Diversity, and Community Partnership.

HOBY WORLDWIDE

HOBY’s international programs empower young people to become a positive force around the world. In such countries as Canada, China, Iraq, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom—and most recently Togo and Uganda—students have had the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a local HOBY seminar.

Students can further their skills and service experience at HOBY’s World Leadership Congress, held every year in a major U.S. city or location. Students from countries such as Albania, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Korea, Sudan, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and many others attend and participate in this multicultural leadership experience.

My experience at HOBY changed my life and led me to start my own organization, Commemorating Officers and Personnel Everywhere (COPE). HOBY unveiled a passion for volunteerism that I didn’t know I had. My mission with COPE is to boost morale in departments that had experienced the loss of personnel. Without HOBY, I wouldn’t have discovered this passion for serving others that has allowed me to reach so many individuals.
-Adrianne Holocker, HOBY Maryland
"HOBY provided my daughter Julia with an experience that allowed her to put her growing awareness into a context and the courage to take action. Since that weekend, she has initiated some volunteer activities for herself. She discovered a passion for writing and signed up to volunteer to work at summer school and became a youth mentor."
-Betsy Peabody, Parent & School Counselor, Concord High School
My son Declan attended HOBY in Sacramento in June. He came home inspired and energized and spoke movingly about the friendships he formed (“I wish everyone at my high school was as nice as the kids at HOBY!”) as well as the great speakers he had the opportunity to hear. He was proud of himself for pushing himself outside his comfort zone by making a point to introduce himself to tons of people.
-Ariele Taylor McManus, Parent
My son Armando attended the HOBY session in June. The greatest takeaway as a parent was the reinforcement of giving back to the community in which you live and the difference that one person can make. The message from HOBY resonated with Armando and reinforced concepts we have always taught him. I look forward to seeing him put it into action over the next school year.
-Kelé Piper, Parent