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Alumnae Spotlights: Meet Petra and Rose!

Meet Petra Chiabi and Rose Parisi, two outstanding HOBY alumnae! Petra Chiabi Warwick Valley High School Chester, NY HOBY 2014 New York East Leadership Seminar Teens for Jeans Drive Leader “After HOBY, I was so full of excitement and energy that in a way I felt obligated to take what I learned and make an […]

2015 HOBY Training Institute

Each summer, HOBY conducts a Training Institute (TI), gathering its key volunteer leaders from across the nation. Volunteers learn and exchange ideas on best practices in program management and development, youth leadership training, fundraising, recruitment, marketing, and more. The participants return to their home sites and resume their responsibilities with renewed enthusiasm and vision, and […]

HOBY College Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to our three outstanding HOBY College Scholarship Winners: Allie Thiesse, Umar Momen, and Kylie Kuhns! Allie Thiesse attended the HOBY South Dakota Leadership Seminar in 2013. She founded Walter’s Warriors to raise awareness and money for a best friend who is undergoing chemotherapy. To date, Allie has raised over $7,000 dollars! “Inspired by the courage […]

May is Global Youth Traffic Safety Month!

Hey HOBY! Did you know that May is Global Youth Traffic Safety Month? Global Youth Traffic Safety Month kicks off May 1! This annual campaign provides a tremendous opportunity for coordinated efforts by youth and traffic safety advocates to work together to raise awareness about issues impacting teens on the road. Did you know… Car crashes are […]

World Hunger Leadership Challenge

Hey HOBY! Interested in ending hunger in your community? Check out the World Hunger Leadership Challenge! The World Hunger Leadership Challenge was created by the USA TODAY Charitable Foundation and the Lift a Life Foundation, with assistance from the Yum! Foundation, to encourage middle and high school students to hone leadership skills by completing a […]

Peace First Prize

Do you or does someone you know embody compassion, courage, and the power to collaborate change? We think you do! Peace First recently launched the third annual Peace First Prize to celebrate young people leading change in their schools and communities. It is open to young people between the ages of 8 – 22 and will […]

Send a HOBY Hug this Valentine’s Day!

    HOBY Hugs aren’t just for the seminar! Valentine’s Day is Saturday, February 14th Spread the love and give a virtual HOBY Hug! With a $5.00 gift you can purchase a HOBY Hug online and HOBY will send a hug to anyone you choose– your friends, family, or those HOBY pals you are thinking […]

2015 OYA Semi-Finalists

Whether through community service, realizing personal and professional dreams, or starting their own non-profits, HOBY alumni are changing the world for the better. Do you know of a notable alumna/us or have news of your own to share? E-mail us at alumni@hoby.org. HOBY Outstanding Young Alumni Award The HOBY Outstanding Young Alumni Award was created to […]

Save the Date: ASLA NYC

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others.  It is the only thing.” -Albert Schweitzer Each year,  HOBY friends and supporters ascend upon the Big Apple to honor influential philanthropists and outstanding young leaders at the Albert Schweitzer Leadership Awards Dinner. This year is no different! On Monday, May 4th 2015, HOBY will recognize the amazing achievements […]

Apply for the Disney Friends for Change Grant!

Hey HOBY… Looking for some funding to apply for a project? Check out this OUTSTANDING opportunity from Disney Friends for Change! Apply by February 18 and don’t forget to tell us what you plan to do for Global Youth Service Day in the comments! Disney Friends for Change Grants offer young change-makers $500 to gather […]