Unfortunately HOBY Washington only occurs once a year for an OUTSTANDING group of high school sophomores. The organization holds a four day seminar, aimed at inspiring young leaders to learn how to think, rather than what to think. Yet, there’s much that can be done outside of those four days which promote leadership, and community service. This portion of the website highlights additional activities that HOBY Alumni, and young leaders can engage in.
World Leadership Congress (WLC)
HOBY’s annual international youth leadership event, The World Leadership Congress (WLC), is a dynamic leadership program that brings together students (or “ambassadors” as we like to call them here at HOBY) from the U.S. and abroad.
This group of over 400 ambassadors comprised of U.S. high school students and international students from all four corners of the globe convene for a week-long, life-changing, educational and leadership skills building program.
Advanced Leadership Academy (ALA)
HOBY’s Advanced Leadership Academy (ALA) is a program initially launched in 2013 for any high school junior or senior (ages 16-18 at the time of the program) from the U.S, Canada, and Mexico. Students are not required to have participated in other HOBY programming to be eligible to participate in the ALA.
Through the HOBY Advanced Leadership Academy, participants:
-Understand and develop themselves along the seven dimensions of the Social Change Model of Leadership (SCM) and how they work together to accomplish the eighth dimension, change;
-Use Gallup’s Clifton StrengthsFinder ™ assessment to identify and understand their own strengths and capabilities;
-Create a project action plan to lead and implement a service project or social enterprise in their home communities within one year following the ALA;
-Meet new people and establish an ongoing network of peers, other leaders and social entrepreneurs; and
-Earn college credit from George Mason University.
Leadership for Service (L4S)
HOBY’s national community leadership program which challenges each and every HOBY alumni to complete 100 hours of community service within a year of attending their state or regional seminar. Click here for more information.
HOBY’s global community of youth and volunteers are making a difference around the world.
Today, HOBY programs are empowering young people to be a positive force in their communities in Canada, China, Iraq, South Korea, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Students throughout Africa will soon have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills after launching a pilot program in Togo in 2015. To learn more about our global partners, visit the Global HOBY page.