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Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Laible – HOBY Pennsylvania Central, 2017

“HOBY has given me the courage to serve others before myself.” In the summer of 2018, Sarah Laible, who attended the HOBY Pennsylvania Central seminar in 2017, volunteered in Madagascar with Operation Christmas Child. Sarah writes, “Last summer I had the opportunity of a lifetime to travel with Operation Christmas Child to give less fortunate […]

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HOBY Alumni Spotlight: Neemekh Mudvari Bridges Communication Between Educators and non-English Speaking Community

“I came back from HOBY determined to share what I had learned. I realized my purpose in my district, and my purpose in life.” After immigrating to the United States without his parents, Neemekh Mudvari became a student at Westfield High School in Spring, Texas. Neemekh is of Mexican and Indian descent. Moving to the United States […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Brandon Harris Starts Youth Mentorship Program

  Brandon Harris, 18, founded Coalition for Success, a non-profit which recruits a wide array of successful professionals in Annapolis to volunteer as weekly mentors for teens from gang- and violence-stricken neighborhoods. Harris, who attended HOBY’s Maryland Leadership Seminar in 2016, built the organization on HOBY’s principles of leadership, service, and innovation. It explores new […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Bullockus – HOBY California-South, 2016

“HOBY helped [me] create a social network of youth volunteers like me that volunteer for the love of giving back. I don’t have to wait until I am older to make a difference. HOBY taught me the value of individuals’ abilities and the responsibility of using your own talents to give back to the community. […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Jackson Machesky – HOBY California-South, 2016

“Before HOBY, I knew that I wanted to do something to benefit individuals less fortunate than myself, but I did not know where to channel my efforts. Attending the HOBY [Southern California] Leadership Seminar gave me the resources to actually put my thoughts into action… HOBY gave me the expertise and facilitated my passion to […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Valerie Nguyen – HOBY Virginia, 2016

  “Before attending HOBY, I was confused what my true passion was in life. In History class, my mind always wandered off to what I could be doing for childhood cancer. Because I knew I was a “blue” style leader from HOBY, I was able to play my strengths of “people skills” with the sponsors that I […]

Niharika Vattikonda will receive the HOBY 2017 Outstanding Young Alumni Award

The HOBY Outstanding Young Alumni Award was created to recognize and honor HOBY alumni, ages 25 and under, for their accomplishments and service. The winners of the award have distinguished themselves as leaders among their peers and in their communities. They have served in their schools, neighborhoods, and communities and have made a significant difference […]

Emmah Bowers will receive the HOBY 2017 Outstanding Young Alumni Award

The HOBY Outstanding Young Alumni Award was created to recognize and honor HOBY alumni, ages 25 and under, for their accomplishments and service. The winners of the award have distinguished themselves as leaders among their peers and in their communities. They have served in their schools, neighborhoods, and communities and have made a significant difference […]