COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP

HOBY’s Community Leadership Workshops (CLeW) are developed and implemented across the country by volunteers from local businesses, civic groups, and HOBY alumni for students to grow as inspired, confident leaders. This six- to eight-hour program for 30 to 50 high school freshmen may be hosted anytime during the year at a local school or community center. During a HOBY CLeW, student participants will:

  • Interact with local community leaders, from CEOs to politicians to leaders of nonprofits, through keynote presentations about real-world issues and in-depth group discussions
  • Learn to form diverse relationships with adult professionals, volunteer mentors, and students with diverse leadership styles and backgrounds
  • Participate in activities to explore and exercise leadership on personal and group levels
  • Conduct a community service project, putting leadership into action and implementing social change

Thanks to committed donors and volunteers, students can attend a CLeW at no cost. CLeW planning committees invite high schools directly to nominate freshmen to attend. Students may also apply independently of their school. After attending HOBY, students are challenged to complete 100 hours of community service within the next year as a pledge to put their passion and new leadership skills into action.

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS

Who Attends: - CLeWs are designed as a one-day introduction to HOBY for high school freshmen who are recommended by their school counseling office or administration. Typically a local service organization such as Rotary, Kiwanis, or Lions Club will sponsor a CLeW. Exceptions can be made for sophomores to attend and for groups such as a new ASB leadership team, high school club, athletic team, or others to participate as an introduction to youth leadership.

What People Are Saying:HOBY’s CLeW is the perfect service project for our club, and involves the community, young leaders, our members, and builds relationships with our local schools, too! —Rotary Club president

What To Expect - Students who attend HOBY Community Leadership Workshops:

  • Begin to discover their leadership skills and how to use them
  • Hear and interact speakers from around their local communities
  • Participate with peers from diverse multicultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Identify their personal values and set goals
  • Collaborate with other students on team challenges
  • If multiple schools are involved, they begin to build a network of other students, volunteers, and leaders
  • Discover how they can make a positive impact on their school and community

What's Next - HOBY Youth Leadership programs serve to focus youth energies on positive activities, leading to increased self-esteem, leadership abilities, and the development of new skills. Young people need opportunities to learn about and discover their leadership skills in meaningful ways. HOBY’s one-day seminar helps launch a student into HOBY’s Pathway to Leadership—ongoing opportunities to learn, grow, and connect that include the Community Leadership Workshop, State Leadership Seminar, World Leadership Congress, and then Ambassadors Connect (alumni opportunities) that will last a lifetime. After attending a CLeW, students can take advantage of a wide array of opportunities that include not only high school students but college students and professional alumni (post-graduation) from all over the world. At HOBY, you become part of something bigger.


“Our daughter has had a difficult freshman year…. She is in a very large school and has felt like a fish out of water for much of the year. The CLeW she attended was exactly what she needed to help build her confidence and find friends that are interested in making a difference in the world. We are so pleased to see her excited about school and staying in contact with new friends. We never would have thought this one-day event could have made such a difference. Thank you [HOBY], for all you did.”

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS

Our daughter has had a difficult freshman year…. She is in a very large school and has felt like a fish out of water for much of the year. The CLeW she attended was exactly what she needed to help build her confidence and find friends that are interested in making a difference in the world. We are so pleased to see her excited about school and staying in contact with new friends. We never would have thought this one-day event could have made such a difference. Thank you [HOBY], for all you did.

—Parent of a HOBY CLeW Ambassador from Pennsylvania

Who Attends:
CLeWs are designed as a one-day introduction to HOBY for high school freshmen who are recommended by their school counseling office or administration. Typically a local service organization such as Rotary, Kiwanis, or Lions Club will sponsor a CLeW. Exceptions can be made for sophomores to attend and for groups such as a new ASB leadership team, high school club, athletic team, or others to participate as an introduction to youth leadership.

What People Are Saying:
HOBY’s CLeW is the perfect service project for our club, and involves the community, young leaders, our members, and builds relationships with our local schools, too!
— Rotary Club president

What To Expect:
Students who attend HOBY Community Leadership Workshops:

Begin to discover their leadership skills and how to use them
Hear and interact speakers from around their local communities
Participate with peers from diverse multicultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
Identify their personal values and set goals
Collaborate with other students on team challenges
If multiple schools are involved, they begin to build a network of other students, volunteers, and leaders
Discover how they can make a positive impact on their school and community

What's Next:
HOBY Youth Leadership programs serve to focus youth energies on positive activities, leading to increased self-esteem, leadership abilities, and the development of new skills. Young people need opportunities to learn about and discover their leadership skills in meaningful ways. HOBY’s one-day seminar helps launch a student into HOBY’s Pathway to Leadership—ongoing opportunities to learn, grow, and connect. After attending a CLeW, students can take advantage of a wide array of opportunities that include not only high school students but college students and professional alumni (post-graduation) from all over the world. At HOBY, you become part of something bigger.

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HAVE QUESTIONS?

If you’ve still got questions regarding Community Leadership Workshop or any of HOBY’s programs, our Chief National Programs Officer, Rose Santini, would be happy to hear from you.

CONTACT Rose