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Alumni Spotlight: Georgena Williams– HOBY Pennsylvania East, 2017

“HOBY inspired me to be that beacon of hope, to help those currently at an obstacle in life to rise above. The seminar inspired me to do more, to take action instead of sitting back.” When she was young, Georgena Williams knew she wanted to help those she saw begging for loose change on the […]

HOBY 2019 Volunteer Training Institute Highlights

Our annual Training Institute was held in the heavily air- conditioned Hyatt Winfrey Hotel in Birmingham, AL on Aug 15- 18th! Volunteers, DNPs and HOBY International staff from almost all corners of the United States flocked by the hundreds to participate in this highly informative training. Here are some highlights: Friday, August 16 was the […]

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 […]

Including Introverts: Why “Introverted Leader” Is Not a Contradiction

What do you picture when you think of a great leader? You might imagine someone who is dynamic in a crowd, who loves talking with people, who is outgoing and charismatic and thrives in social situations where all eyes are on them. Certainly, someone who exhibits these skills and traits has the potential for great […]

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 […]