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Giving Thanks

A message from HOBY President and CEO, Javier La Fianza. As I think of the coming season of thanks and giving, from Thanksgiving and beyond, this quote from President Reagan spoke to me because it really sums up HOBY. As I enter my 7th year at HOBY, I am still humbled and honored to serve […]

What would you do with $10k to make the world “KINDER”?

We know that our HOBY Ambassadors and volunteers leave HOBY seminars with a fire lit, an urgency to help, and a desire to do great things.  That is why we will want to share any scholarships, promotions and contests that we think are relevant to YOU.  In fact, we think that this opportunity from KIND is something […]

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Want to be a TEDx Teen– The Deadline to apply is today!

What is TED? TED is an annual event where some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. “TED” stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. And in fact, the event is broader still, showcasing ideas that […]

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HOBY Goes to China: 2014 Global Student Leaders Summit

The Guaranteed Acceptance Date is NOVEMBER 1st, 2014. This unique cross-cultural learning experience is truly a once in a lifetime adventure, available to you as an HOBY Alumni, as well as your friends (even if they didn’t attend a HOBY program). Participating students will have the opportunity to visit and discover ancient sites, bustling international […]

WLC is looking for a few good volunteers!

HOBY’s World Leadership Congress (WLC) is designed to allow students to discover their own personal leadership potential while becoming responsible and responsive global citizens. Participating students have the opportunity to engage with thought-leaders in a wide variety of fields. They also participate in hands-on leadership learning and activities in addition to service opportunities throughout the week. […]

So You Think You Can Blog? (So does HOBY)

YOU can contribute to the HOBY Blog We are looking for a few good writers for our brand new HOBY Blog.  If you have a story or expertise to share about Youth, Volunteering, Leadership, Fundraising, Social Media or current events that would interest our readers, then we’d love to hear from you! What should I […]

Current Scholarship and Award Opportunities

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program honors youth volunteers in grades 5-12 for making a difference through community service. Applications for 2014 awards are open now through November 5, 2013. Honorees are recognized at the local, state and national level, and top honorees earn monetary awards and all-expense-paid trips with a parent or guardian […]

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Names Omer Ahmed to Board

The appointment brings the total members of HOBY’s Board to 17. HOBY is celebrating 55 years as the national leader in youth leadership and service programs “As the parent of a HOBY alumnus, and a successful international finance professional, Mr. Ahmed brings a unique and important perspective to the Board of Governors,” HOBY President/CEO Javier […]

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2013 Leadership for Service College Scholarship Recipients

For the second year, HOBY is excited to announce the recipients of the Leadership for Service college scholarship Sonya Stanczyk, HOBY-Connecticut 2012 and ALA 2013 Sonya established Feeding the Need CT, Inc., a non-profit that allows students in the culinary program at her school, Newtown High School, to provide meals to ten local shelters in […]

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