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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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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 […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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6 Ways to Help– Disaster Recovery

Our thoughts continue to be with all of those affected by recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and throughout the Caribbean along with the earthquake victims in Mexico. HOBY is committed to helping our Global Community by empowering YOU, our hundreds of thousands of alumni, to do whatever you can to help the efforts […]

Kindness– let’s fill up the cup this week!

Guest Post by Tami Seeger: The challenges facing our communities and our world are often enormous and complicated. Often, we come with our own set of challenges. According to Psychology Today, approximately 15 million Americans struggle with some form of depression every year.  It can be difficult to know where to start. Luckily, there are […]