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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 […]

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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 […]

Guest Blog: Paying for College

Trevor Mizrahi is the President and Founder of Premier College Guidance, a Ventura County, CA based organization that has helped hundreds of families navigate the college admissions and financial aid process. Motivated by the belief that college should be affordable for all Americans, PCG has devoted countless hours and immense energy developing the most powerful information available […]

Newest Board of Governor member is ready for some football!

Megan Alexander, HOBY’s newest BOG member, has a new professional gig! In addition to continuing on Inside Edition, she is now a reporter with CBS Thursday night football and will be covering 8 games this fall.  As she says on her blog  “ It’s been a personal goal to do more in the sports world, and the […]

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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 […]