Tag Archives: leadership

A Hug Means more than you think

With Valentine’s Day and ALA both this coming weekend, we thought we’d  highlight the HOBY HUG!  There is no better gift for the HOBY Ambassador, Volunteer or Friend in your life than a HOBY HUG. It shows your support of their accomplishments and dedication to leadership while supporting HOBY programs. What is  HOBY HUG? While […]

Featured Article by Javier La Fianza

Published First HERE on January 31, 2013. Why being a leader is about more than just a title You’re reading this column because you view yourself as a leader, someone making a difference in the lives of others. Whether through business, family or community work, leaders have at least one thing in common — they […]

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 […]

What would you do with $10k to make the world “KINDER”?

We know that our HOBY Ambassadors and volunteers leave HOBY seminars with a fire lit, an urgency to help, and a desire to do great things.  That is why we will want to share any scholarships, promotions and contests that we think are relevant to YOU.  In fact, we think that this opportunity from KIND is something […]

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Want to be a TEDx Teen– The Deadline to apply is today!

What is TED? TED is an annual event where some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. “TED” stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. And in fact, the event is broader still, showcasing ideas that […]

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WLC is looking for a few good volunteers!

HOBY’s World Leadership Congress (WLC) is designed to allow students to discover their own personal leadership potential while becoming responsible and responsive global citizens. Participating students have the opportunity to engage with thought-leaders in a wide variety of fields. They also participate in hands-on leadership learning and activities in addition to service opportunities throughout the week. […]

So You Think You Can Blog? (So does HOBY)

YOU can contribute to the HOBY Blog We are looking for a few good writers for our brand new HOBY Blog.  If you have a story or expertise to share about Youth, Volunteering, Leadership, Fundraising, Social Media or current events that would interest our readers, then we’d love to hear from you! What should I […]

HOBY History

In the summer of 1958, actor Hugh O’Brian received the invitation that would change his life O’Brian, then 33, was in Winnipeg, Manitoba, parlaying his fame as television’s legendary Wyatt Earp into extra income by guest-starring in a rodeo. Then the cable arrived from French Equatorial Africa: renowned humanitarian and 1952 Nobel Peace Prize winner […]

What is HOBY?

Founded in 1958, HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. . HOBY programs are conducted annually throughout the United States, serving local and international high school students. HOBY programs provide students selected by their schools to participate in unique […]