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2015 OYA Semi-Finalists

Whether through community service, realizing personal and professional dreams, or starting their own non-profits, HOBY alumni are changing the world for the better. Do you know of a notable alumna/us or have news of your own to share? E-mail us at alumni@hoby.org. HOBY Outstanding Young Alumni Award The HOBY Outstanding Young Alumni Award was created to […]

GUEST BLOG: Being an OYA winner

By 2014 Outstanding Young Alumni Recipient, Sara Surani. Thrills. Excitement. Nerves. Happiness. Outstanding—that is how I would describe my time in New York as an Outstanding Youth Alumni recipient. It is an incredible feeling when you are helping people, but it is even more incredible when you know that you are not alone in this […]

Guest Blog: Paying for College

Trevor Mizrahi is the President and Founder of Premier College Guidance, a Ventura County, CA based organization that has helped hundreds of families navigate the college admissions and financial aid process. Motivated by the belief that college should be affordable for all Americans, PCG has devoted countless hours and immense energy developing the most powerful information available […]

Guest Blog by Nate Noss

Mommy, is there food today? Is a question asked constantly in America.  Over 50 million Americans live in food insecure households, 17 million of them children.  To put that in perspective, it is six times the population of New York City, or 17% of the country. Upon seeing homeless people it is easy to ignore […]

Lessons from James

It is no secret that HOBY has thousands of amazing Outstanding Alumni, but every so often, a truly moving story comes out of “the field” and weaves it’s way to us in the International Office.  Often we will read these letters or emails and smile as we are reminded that our work makes huge impacts on young […]