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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 […]

Another WLC for the books!

It Starts Here! It’s been a few weeks since the 2014 World Leadership Congress wrapped up but the “HOBY Hangover” is likely still plaguing the ambassadors that were part of the 8 day leadership seminar.  For those in attendance, there are now lifelong bonds that tie these ambassadors to each other–  As they continue to grow and […]

Volunteer Applications and Alumni from our Inbox

Did you volunteer for the 2013-2014 program year? Then we all owe you a THANK YOU!  Your contributions to your local HOBY programs are  immeasurable. READY TO DO IT AGAIN? The 2014-2015 Annual Volunteer Application is now available All volunteers must complete a new application each year to update or verify the information submitted the previous year, and to […]

Guest Blog by Nate Noss

Mommy, is there food today? Is a question asked constantly in America.  Over 50 million Americans live in food insecure households, 17 million of them children.  To put that in perspective, it is six times the population of New York City, or 17% of the country. Upon seeing homeless people it is easy to ignore […]

Great Leadership starts at home

Great Leadership starts at home. The month of February holds many important awareness days and celebrations but the one observation that clearly hits home for us at HOBY is National Parent Leadership and National Youth Leadership month. HOBY’s mission  is to develop our youth into great leaders and even better citizens. While we know our […]