Once you are registered to attend a CLeW, get ready for an amazing adventure! You will join other freshmen from your community to engage in activities and panel discussion focusing on Education, Volunteerism, Entrepreneurship, Media and the Future of the United States.
The Community Leadership Workshop (CLeW) is a one-day program that can take place at any time during the year. High schools are invited directly by the planning committees to select freshmen students to attend. The number of schools and students invited to participate in a given CLeW is determined by the committee. Contact your local committee for dates and locations.
Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from all HOBY events.
There is no fee to attend a Community Leadership Workshop (CLeW). If you are currently a high school freshman, ask your school counselor or principal if your school has been invited to participate in a CLeW taking place in your local community this year.
You can expect:
Also, you should NOT expect to be told what to think or to coast, cruise, or let others do the work. From the moment you attend a HOBY program, you will be treated like a leader and encouraged to think critically about a wide range of issues that impact your life and the world.
If circumstances arise that prevent you from attending the CLeW, please let your school counselor know so that they may be able to send a student in your place.
Once you have been registered for a HOBY CLeW, you will receive more detailed information about what to bring and what to expect. The planning committee will send this information to you approximately 6 weeks before the event – the information may come via US mail or via e-mail, so be sure to watch for it. Make sure to mark the program dates on your calendar and get ready for a memorable experience!