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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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#1 Killer of US Teens: Distracted, Impaired, and Reckless Driving – Do Something About It

Help combat the #1 killer of US teens – distracted, impaired, and reckless driving. For a limited time, In One Instant is providing the first 50 HOBY Alumni with their award-winning program for free! Valued at $495, the complete program includes the video presentation, online toolkit, and everything else you need to successfully put on a […]

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A Two-Way Street: Initiating a Better Feedback Loop

I have found an investment in people is the best and most important investment you can make, both in business and in life. I can draw a straight line between my success today and mentorship—both in having folks in my life willing to mentor and in my own willingness to accept such guidance and support. […]

HOBY Volunteer Earns President’s Lifetime Achievement Award – Heather Myers

Longtime HOBY volunteer (and new HOBY staff!) is the first alumnus in HOBY history to earn the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award. To earn the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award, you must complete 4,000 hours in your lifetime. Heather has earned 5,166.5 as of October 11th, 2018. Over the last 24 years, she has helped many worthy community organizations and projects […]

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HOBY Partnering With JCI USA

Why is HOBY partnering with JCI USA? HOBY and Junior Chamber International (JCI) have a long track record of leadership development. Both non-profit organizations are international in scope with a presence in communities around the world. JCI members share many of the same values as HOBY volunteers and we believe our partnership will not only […]

Fantastic Mentors and Where to Find Them

“There are two ways to face the future. One way is with apprehension: the other is with anticipation.” Jim Rohn Finding your life’s calling is often viewed as winding and tumultuous. Numerous institutions, organizations, and professions exist for the sole purpose of helping people find their life’s purpose. Mentorship is one such strategy. Under the […]

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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When We Underestimate Youth Leaders

There is a near constant flurry of activity on the Loyola Lakeshore campus. It’s going on day 3 here in Chicago, IL at Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership’s longest and largest youth leadership event, the World Leadership Congress (WLC). Group sing-alongs and dance parties erupt out of thin air. Pedestrian traffic halts for spontaneous hugs and […]

IWU Welcomes HOBY Student Leaders, Introduces Scholarship

Approximately 160 high school student leaders attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Seminar on the Illinois Wesleyan University campus June 14-17. In conjunction with hosting the annual seminar for students in the Illinois Central South region (ILCS), the University is also introducing a $1,000 scholarship – available beginning in the fall of 2019 – for HOBY alumni. Founded in […]

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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 […]