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Stuffed Love: Increasing Hope, Love, and Community Connection

I first heard about HOBY through a local Rotarian that knew my dad. Jody had gotten to know me through my volunteerism around my community, and thought I would be a great fit to attend a HOBY program! Her club helped fundraise the cost of attending the winter 2014 Advanced Leadership Academy and I was […]

Alumni Spotlight: Tyler Farace – HOBY Central Pennsylvania & WLC, 2018

Guest Writer: Tyler Farace – HOBY Central Pennsylvania & WLC 2018 Hey HOBY! My name is Ty Farace and I was a 2018 Central Pennsylvania and 2018 HOBY WLC representative. I’ve been asked to share my HOBY story and so that’s what this is. I hope you enjoy! My HOBY journey started when a friend […]

In Recognition of HOBY’s Volunteers

We asked HOBY staff and Volunteer leadership to share why they volunteer or work with volunteers, their advice for volunteers and what they love most about HOBY’s volunteers. Lots of nuggets of knowledge and encouragement! Happy Volunteer Month! I work with volunteers because they are the backbone of everything we do at HOBY. Without them […]

Making All the Difference: Youth Leadership in Uganda

“The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” -Albert Schweitzer In January, with my “Seminar in a Suitcase” packed and ready to go, I ventured off on my very long journey to meet up with our in-country partners, The CEMM Group, and the HOBY Uganda […]

Introducing New HOBY Staff!

  HOBY International has quite a few new faces. Learn about what they bring to the organization and what they are most looking forward to!     Heleen Bennett is a Program Associate at the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership International office in Westlake Village, CA. She works mainly in customer service, collaborating with school staff […]

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 […]

Inaugural Leadership Awards Dinner Honors Dallas Moguls

HOBY held the inaugural Leadership Awards Dinner in Dallas, Texas on November 1st, 2018 We were grateful and honored to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the evening’s honorees, Doug Dywer, Sara Fulmer, Meranda Cohn, American Airlines and Neemekh Mudvari. It was special to share a room with so many who believe in our mission to […]

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 […]

2017 NYC Albert Schweitzer Awards Honoree- His Excellency, Ambassador T. Hamid al-Bayati

The Albert Schweitzer Leadership Award is presented to individuals who have distinguished themselves through their service to mankind and have contributed significantly through their leadership to the education and motivation of youth. Ambassador T. Hamid al-Bayati Professor at Fordham University Former Permanent Representative  of Iraq to the UN “Youth education is the only way to have better leaders for a […]

HOBY and Phi Sigma Pi Connect at Regional Conferences

Throughout the months of March and April, HOBY partner Phi Sigma Pi conducted regional conferences with their chapter members and alumni nationwide.  HOBY was represented at each of the 21 conferences, where our volunteers and staff were able to present about HOBY and address questions from participants.  Two of HOBY’s most enthusiastic and seasoned volunteers, Donna DiIanni and […]