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Alumni Spotlight: Brooke Mazzone – HOBY New Jersey, 2013

“HOBY teaches its youth that youth means very little. Age is nothing but a demographic. We are young, yes, but we hold the capacity to change the world in a world that desperately needs change!” Growing up as part of a resource family for foster children, Brooke Mazzone has always had a passion for helping […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Arielle Harleman – HOBY Central Pennsylvania, 2009

“HOBY allows our youth to take charge of their life, whether it be in their home, school, community or future. I find that leadership through service is one of the most important things we portray.”

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WLC: What I Wish For Every High School Student

The HOBY experience has been nothing but OUTSTANDING! Both of our sons attended South Florida HOBY and WLC, Nicholas in 2015 and Noah in 2018. From the moment we sent Nick to HOBY we had no idea what to expect, but as a family, we were going through a tough time with him and honestly, […]

Playing the Field: How to Make the Most of College Tours

1 universe, 8 planets,  204 countries, 809 islands, 7 seas, 6 billion people… and my heart still told me it’s you. Sitting in bed with my favorite NYU t-shirt (pictured above), I realized that no matter how many groans and “ews” might follow after hearing something like this, there’s always a sense of satisfaction when […]

Why Your Study Abroad Experience Will Change the World

Leaving home for weeks, months, and years to study while living halfway around the globe was not necessarily something I pictured myself doing while growing up in my small hometown.  When the opportunity presented itself, I was excited to meet wonderful people, learn about cultures new to me, try delicious foods, and see the big […]

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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Making Cover Letter Magic

Writing a Cover Letter can feel like a Herculean task, it doesn’t need to be. And given the right guidance and structure, you will stand out from the other applicants, leaving any reader deeply impressed. Whether you are applying for an internship, a summer job, or educational opportunity, this article will cover the basics and […]

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. […]