If you’ve still got questions regarding World Leadership Congress or any of HOBY’s programs, our Chief International Programs Officer, Cheryl Brenn, would be happy to hear from you. In addition, we encourage you to review the WLC's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) as well.
WORLD LEADERSHIP CONGRESS HIGHLIGHTS
For more than 50 years, the HOBY World Leadership Congress has been inspiring and empowering young people to become the next generation of global leaders.
Who Attends - Each year, more than 450 high school students (typically rising high school juniors and seniors) from nearly every state and up to 20 countries expand their leadership skills and global perspectives at the World Leadership Congress. The majority of participants have completed a HOBY State Leadership Seminar; however students who have participated in other leadership or service organizations are also eligible to attend the WLC.
What People Are Saying -
“My son loved it. He came away with ideas about what he would like to do, and ways to get it done. I am so pleased that he has had an opportunity to participate in HOBY. HOBY is a really great organization that fulfills a terrific need. Particularly now when the Internet has empowered so many to start effective and sustainable grass-roots movements, the HOBY program is positioned to help kids make their ideas effective. I am so pleased with the impact HOBY has had on my son.”
-Parent of a HOBY alumnus from California, USA
What to Expect - Students who attend HOBY’s World Leadership Congress (WLC):
- Begin to discover their leadership skills and how to use them
- Understand leadership and citizenship from a global perspective
- Interact with leaders from across the U.S. and around the world
- Experience multicultural diversity
- Receive two college credits from George Mason University (optional)
- Participate in community service projects
- Collaborate with other students on team challenges
- Build a global network of students, volunteers, and leaders
- Discover how they can make a positive impact on the world
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 offers opportunities to a wide array of individuals on its Pathway to Leadership, including high school students, college students, and professional alumni (post-graduation) from all over the world. At HOBY, you become part of something bigger.
WORLD LEADERSHIP CONGRESS HIGHLIGHTS
WLC 2021 will take place July 25 – July 31, 2021. The 2021 World Leadership Congress is available to students as a virtual event through HOBY Connect or in-person at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.
Our virtual WLC has an unlimited participation capacity, however on-site participation will be limited this year as we are working with capacity constraints. Please read the FAQ’s to learn more about the program and the established safety requirements for in-person participation. Enrollment is open.
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Would you like more information on the 2021 World Leadership Congress? Or do you have questions you would like to ask? Join us for one of our WLC Webinars and learn more about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Join us for any of the following informational webinars:
- Wednesday, May 26th
- Wednesday, June 2nd
- Wednesday, June 9th
- Wednesday, June 16th
- Wednesday, June 23rd
- Wednesday, June 30th
All sessions are scheduled for 8 pm ET / 7 pm CT / 6 pm MT / 5 pm PT
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