Ambassador selection for the HOBY Florida North seminar typically begins in September. As an Ambassador, you will get the opportunity to join an exciting group of individuals who have experienced Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership, otherwise known as HOBY. Once you are selected, you need to know what to expect, right? You also need to know what to bring with you as you prepare for your trip to Tallahassee. We are sure you have a lot of questions and we hope to answer most of them here. If you have a question that is not addressed on either the selection process, curriculum, FAQ or packing list page please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each September, HOBY Sophomore Registration Kits are sent to over 22,000 public, private and charter high schools in the United States. All tenth graders are eligible for selection to attend one of the three- or four-day weekend seminars held in their area each spring. A sophomore leader may be selected by each school and is certified by the principal. North Florida HOBY does not dictate how each school’s representative is selected. Some schools use an essay or interview process, while others simply select a student. The school’s contact person registers the student in the online registration system. In certain circumstances, multiple students from each school may be able to attend.
The curriculum for the Leadership Seminar is based on HOBY’s vision to motivate and empower individuals to make a positive difference within our global society. HOBY believes students like you represent the future leaders of the world – leaders in business, education, government, or any field you choose – because YOU are someone who will make a difference. By developing and understanding effective and compassionate leadership, we hope you will be able to realize your leadership potential, and take action in your homes, schools, workplace, communities and the world.
Your HOBY experience will help you develop leadership from three perspectives:
- Personal Leadership
- Group Leadership
- Leadership for Society
We will focus on your individual growth in order for your leadership to make a better world and a better society for yourself and others. Everyone at HOBY believes in your ability to be a leader and affect the future for all of us. So, stand out and be outstanding! Show us who you are and what you can do. HOBY is your open door to a life of leadership and service. We can’t wait to learn what potential you will unlock through HOBY.