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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 […]

Volunteer Spotlight: This is Carmen

HOBY wouldn’t exist without our volunteers. That is fact. Last Year, nearly 4,000 volunteers helped HOBY to change the lives of 10,000 students across the nation and the world.  There are stories behind these individual volunteers who give their time, talents and effort to make a difference in the lives of our young people and […]

A National Day of Service

Written by Eric Petersen On Monday we honor a man that did much to advance, among many things, the way we think about community service. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of my favorite people to quote when I am looking to inspire myself and others to think about what we can do to make […]

ALA: From a volunteer

As Written by Paul Richards A little more than two months ago, my plane touched down in St. Louis. I hopped in a van with a handful of volunteers, and then we drove. And drove. And then we drove some more. The Arch long since faded into the distance, we winded our way through cornfields, […]

Hey, it's 2014!

As First Nights shift to first days back at school and work, we at HOBY would like to welcome you back, remind you to stop writing 2013 (you can predate your checkbook while you are thinking of it, that is if you still have a checkbook)  and let you know all the great things coming […]

When it looks too good to be true…

I like to think that I am pretty savvy when it comes to internet frauds–  Don’t take massive amounts of money from a Prince in Nigeria,  don’t rent a REALLY cheap apartment from a landlord you’ve never met and  never pay a little bit to receive a lot of bit. So, imagine my surprise when […]

HOBY welcomes New/old DNP

HOBY is pleased to announce that Kevin Grace has joined the staff of HOBY as a full time Director of National Programs (DNP) Since 2009 Kevin has worked as a contract consultant for HOBY serving as a DNP for half of Region O.  Prior to his employment with HOBY, Kevin was a long- time volunteer […]

What it means to give to HOBY

High School sophomores are mere moments away from inheriting our complex global social problems. Yet, too often society underestimate students’ ability to contribute to new ideas that will shape future solutions.  We can choose to overlook them as a source of innovations or we can give them the skills and the leadership development now, that they can […]

Giving Thanks

A message from HOBY President and CEO, Javier La Fianza. As I think of the coming season of thanks and giving, from Thanksgiving and beyond, this quote from President Reagan spoke to me because it really sums up HOBY. As I enter my 7th year at HOBY, I am still humbled and honored to serve […]