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HOBY Was the First Place I Saw a Woman of Color in a Leadership Position

This is a transcript of a speech was presented by a HOBY alumna at the closing ceremony for the 2019 HOBY Connecticut Seminar. Let me tell you a story about a student. She has thick, brown, curly hair. Each hair follicle that sprouts from her head falls into its own individual curl pattern. Some days she likes to wear her […]

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 […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Donnie Lindsey – HOBY Alabama

“HOBY has redefined my entire philosophy around leadership as a discipline and provided me with a community of people who I recognize as family. I have taken classes and attended workshops on leadership before, but there is nothing like the curriculum that HOBY provides and the wonderful people that convey it so well!” Donnie Lindsey […]

HOBY Alumni Stand Together To Make Strides to Protect the Environment

“It’s impossible to measure the lasting effects HOBY has had on my life. WLC taught me not only to believe in myself but believe in my generation as a whole. Standing up for what you believe in, and having the courage to follow through is one of the most honorable ways to live your life.” […]

Calling All Leaders: Leave Your Mark

HOBY’s founder Hugh O’Brian believed that everyone “if given the opportunity and encouragement to recognize his or her own potential, regardless of background, has the freedom to choose in our world. Will an individual be a taker or a giver in life? Will that person be satisfied merely to exist, or seek a meaningful purpose? […]

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 […]

Alumni Spotlight: Megan de Armas – HOBY Florida South, 2016

“HOBY taught me that I can make a difference in the world around me. It transformed me into a confident, global leader.” Megan De Armas utilized her HOBY skills with her experience in volunteering to create her own nonprofit project, “Kickin’ It With Kidz.” Her inspiration for the program began the summer of her eighth-grade […]

The Future is Feminine

March: home to Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. This tradition has been around in one form or another since 1909 and focuses on amplifying the hisherstories of sheroes who helped to shape a more female-friendly world.   While I am grateful for the grandmothers who gave everything to provide opportunities for girls like […]

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 […]