Who will be the next HOBY Alum on stage in NYC?!


Do you know an amazing HOBY alum that is using their leadership skills to change lives? 

KevinASLA2-400x300HOBY wants to fly 2 Outstanding Young Alumni and their guest to NYC to inspire our largest supporters with how they are changing the world for good. We would also like to throw in some financial support with an award of $500 to help  these enterprising individuals launch or sustain their non-profit (or one that they support) or use towards college tuition.

If you know a passionate and dedicated HOBY Alumnus doing genius things to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges, we want to hear from you. Submit your nominations to HOBY between December 5th and January 6th.  Afterward, up to 25 semi-finalists will be chosen and asked to submit a 1 minute video showing how they fuel positive change.

Submission requirements:

  • Nominee must have participated in at least one HOBY program: State Leadership Seminar, Advanced Leadership Academy, CLeW, WLC or International Trip.
  • Have upheld the core values of HOBY by displaying excellence, integrity, diversity, and innovative thinking.  Through their service and leadership, they represent an example to their peers of an Outstanding HOBY Ambassador.  They have served in their schools, neighborhoods and communities and have made a significant difference in the lives of others.
  • Nomination form received by January 6, 2014.
  • Anyone may nominate an alumnus or you may nominate yourself.
  • Eligible alumni must be younger than 25 on May 5th, 2014.
  • All information must be verifiable.

Submission tips:

Include photos; one headshot and one in action. Photos should be in JPG, PNG, or GIF format, at least 570 × 345 pixels and no larger than 10MB

Preference is given to alumni who have and/or continue to log Leadership 4 Service hours.  All selected honorees will be required to update their Leadership 4 Service hours.

A panel of judges will select the up to 25 finalists that will move on to the video round. After videos are submitted, a panel of judges will select the 2 winners who will both receive roundtrip airfare to NYC and hotel accommodations for themselves and a guest (or guardian if under 18), 4 tickets to the Albert Schweitzer Leadership Awards Dinner and $500.

How do you enter?

Complete the Nomination Form found on the HOBY website  then email it to Robin at garfieldr@hoby.org no later than January 6th!

We look forward to hearing how our HOBY alumni have made a difference in the world (and we know you have!)

Click here to see past winners and runners up.


Javier LaFianza

President and CEO
Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership


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