WHY YOUTH LEADERSHIP MATTERS?

Helping young people develop leadership competencies makes them better able to solve community problems and enhances their civic participation. Leadership skills, such as goal-setting, problem-solving and sound decision-making, are not just necessary for leaders - these skills are needed for success in today's world. By supporting and engaging young leaders, adults, organizations and communities experience direct benefits, through stronger connections to other young people in the community.

When youth leaders have a greater understanding of the problems facing others they can develop a fresh perspective for how to address these problems while demonstrating higher career aspirations, increased self-esteem, and improved college completion rates.

HOBY’S PATHWAY TO LEADERSHIP?

HOBY Youth Leadership programs formed to serve the unique need of focusing youth energies on positive activities, leading to increased self-efficacy and the development of new skills. Youth need opportunities to both learn about and practice leadership, in meaningful and authentic ways.

HOBY encourages their individual skills and supports them to be an active and productive member in their community and the world. HOBY helps youth leaders to work collaboratively with adults and counteract negative stereotypes while successfully engaging in leadership within their communities.

HOBY LEADERSHIP PATHWAY

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS

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9th Grade Students

HOBY's introductory leadership workshop for high school freshmen. A workshop is six to 10 hours long, with 50-100 freshmen participants, and focuses on leadership exploration.

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STATE LEADERSHIP SEMINARS

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10th & 11th Grade Students

During this three-to-four-day HOBY seminar, sites across the U.S. are transformed into creative spaces for students as they discover their personal leadership strengths.

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WORLD LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

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HOBY Alumni

Students will spend seven days at the World Leadership Congress exploring their own leadership skills, gain diverse perspectives from peers from around the world, and work together to make a positive impact in their society and ultimately become engaged and active global citizens.

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AMBASSADOR CONNECT

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After completing a HOBY State Leadership Seminar, you become an offical HOBY ambassador and can take advantage of volunteer opportunites, internships, grants and scholarships avalaible through our partners only to HOBY alumni.

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