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Alternate Student Invitation – Registration Directions

Only School Counselors may convert an alternate student to an attending student in HOBY’s online registration system.  Please log in with your school ID and password and follow these steps: Click on “Register Student” on the top menu bar. Scroll down to the Alternate Student Information. Below the Alternate Student’s information, click on the “Alternate Attending as an […]

How to Pay the HOBY Registration Fee

Here are helpful Frequently Asked Questions (and answers) to assist school administrators in paying the registration fee using HOBY’s online registration system.  Have your school ID and password ready and follow the instructions below after you log in at  (Only school administrators are granted school IDs and passwords.  Sorry, parents and students.) HOW DO I PAY BY CREDIT CARD ONLINE? Find […]

New Year, New Resolutions

A New Year offers a fresh start for many; new fitness and eating habits, better time management, increased financial savings. However, it is rare that improving leadership skills is on the forefront of the New Year’s resolution list. Effective and sound leadership is one of life’s most important skill sets and yet it is often […]

GUEST BLOG: Being an OYA winner

By 2014 Outstanding Young Alumni Recipient, Sara Surani. Thrills. Excitement. Nerves. Happiness. Outstanding—that is how I would describe my time in New York as an Outstanding Youth Alumni recipient. It is an incredible feeling when you are helping people, but it is even more incredible when you know that you are not alone in this […]

What are you #GIVINGTUESDAY?

What is #GivingTuesday? We have a day for giving thanks, we have two for getting deals but the most important day of the holiday season may be  #GivingTuesday. A day for giving back. On December 2nd, global charities, families, businesses, community centers, students and more will recognize that being part of a movement of GIVING […]

HOBY take on tough topics for teens in Turkey!

Written by: Cheryl Brenn If you’re going to talk about digital storytelling, then why not ask an Emmy award winning videographer and producer to lead the conversation? That’s just what HOBY Turkey did when they planned their first Community Leadership Workshop (CLeW) of the 2014-2015 program year, Digital Storytelling: Using New Media to Pursue Your […]

20th Annual Search Under Way for Nation’s Top Youth Volunteers

THE PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS Now through November 4, middle and high school students who volunteer can apply for 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. The program honors students in grades 5-12 who make meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Top honorees earn cash prizes and all-expense-paid trips to Washington, D.C. for […]

Training Institute Wrap Up!

HOBY Training Institute (TI) 2014 (#HOBYTI2014)             Written by HOBY TI Chairperson, Caryll Lawrence.   Over 167 HOBY volunteers representing 67 sites converged upon Houston, Texas from August 14-17 for 3 amazing days of learning, networking and best practice sharing.   The theme this year was Dare To Dream, encouraging […]