COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS
Who Attends: - CLeWs are designed as a one-day introduction to HOBY for high school freshmen who are recommended by their school counseling office or administration. Typically a local service organization such as Rotary, Kiwanis, or Lions Club will sponsor a CLeW. Exceptions can be made for sophomores to attend and for groups such as a new ASB leadership team, high school club, athletic team, or others to participate as an introduction to youth leadership.
What People Are Saying:HOBY’s CLeW is the perfect service project for our club, and involves the community, young leaders, our members, and builds relationships with our local schools, too! —Rotary Club president
What To Expect - Students who attend HOBY Community Leadership Workshops:
- Begin to discover their leadership skills and how to use them
- Hear and interact speakers from around their local communities
- Participate with peers from diverse multicultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
- Identify their personal values and set goals
- Collaborate with other students on team challenges
- If multiple schools are involved, they begin to build a network of other students, volunteers, and leaders
- Discover how they can make a positive impact on their school and community
What's Next - HOBY Youth Leadership programs serve to focus youth energies on positive activities, leading to increased self-esteem, leadership abilities, and the development of new skills. Young people need opportunities to learn about and discover their leadership skills in meaningful ways. HOBY’s one-day seminar helps launch a student into HOBY’s Pathway to Leadership—ongoing opportunities to learn, grow, and connect that include the Community Leadership Workshop, State Leadership Seminar, World Leadership Congress, and then Ambassadors Connect (alumni opportunities) that will last a lifetime. After attending a CLeW, students can take advantage of a wide array of opportunities that include not only high school students but college students and professional alumni (post-graduation) from all over the world. At HOBY, you become part of something bigger.
“Our daughter has had a difficult freshman year…. She is in a very large school and has felt like a fish out of water for much of the year. The CLeW she attended was exactly what she needed to help build her confidence and find friends that are interested in making a difference in the world. We are so pleased to see her excited about school and staying in contact with new friends. We never would have thought this one-day event could have made such a difference. Thank you [HOBY], for all you did.”