HOBY is grateful for our partnership with nearly 7,000 schools across the country, many of whom have participated in HOBY for decades. Annually, 10,000 outstanding high school sophomores return from our State Leadership Seminars inspired and empowered to make a positive impact in their communities. Since 1958, more than 475,000 young leaders have a participated in our life-changing program, most selected by their school administrators.
To continue offering this life-changing program, and support our 70 Leadership Seminars nationwide, HOBY is making a nominal increase to our registration fee. For the 2017-2018 school year, the registration fee will increase by approximately $30 to $45. This increase will not affect our current registration fee or any programming for the 2016-2017 school year.
We know budgets are always tight. This is only the third time our nonprofit organization has had to adjust our fee. We are announcing this change now to help schools plan accordingly, and to continue to support students’ participation in HOBY. Schools always receive HOBY’s best rates, a rate not usually available to other HOBY partners. HOBY and our volunteers will continue to fundraise to keep our registration fees as low as possible and to help with the remaining program costs not covered by the registration fee.
We hope you agree that the value of HOBY, based on the lasting impact on students and their schools, communities, and neighborhoods, is well worth it. We thank you for your continued support of HOBY and the youth we serve. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 818-851-3980 x400.