Leadership in Action
HOBY seeks to educate young leaders on various forms of leadership as well as highlighting the importance of volunteerism. During each seminar, we set aside time to go into the north Texas community and serve in small groups. We also challenge each of our alumni to complete 100 community service hours each year after their HOBY experience.
In just the last six years, HOBY Texas North alumni have reported over 37,500 community service hours!
During our leadership seminar, through the volunteer efforts of over 250 Ambassadors, alumni and volunteers, we will contribute over 1200 hours of service to several non profit organizations in the north Texas community. The Texas State Legislature has named Saturday, June 8th as "HOBY YOUTH SERVICE DAY" in honor of the contributions that we have made.
Our Alumni Making an Impact
Hugo Guerra - 2013
In just one year, Hugo logged 585 community service hours and the University of Texas at San Antonio named him their 2016 volunteer of the year.
Abbey Walsh - 2007
Since January of 2014, Abbey has been living in Morocco and serving in the Peace Corps as a Youth Development volunteer. She extended her service and will continue serving the people of her village until mid-2017!
Brian Casebolt - 1996
Brian was recently named as a "2016 Role Model" to the Financial Times and OUTstanding's 2016 LGBTQ & Ally Business Executive List for his work launching Hertz' first Employee Resource Group for LGBTQ people.
Austin Robinson - 2011
Austin has not only returned as a staff member for the Texas North seminar multiple times since his ambassador year, but he also also volunteered to be on staff for HOBY Texas Gulf Coast, Arkansas, Central Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Mexico, Arizona and Alaska.
Hugh O'Brian's original inspiration was Albert Schweitzer, whom he met in 1958. Dr. Schweitzer had moved from Europe to Africa and dedicated his life to helping those most in need. With the inspiration of Dr. Schweitzer's example in mind, our ambassadors learn to "lead through service" and are encouraged to give back 100 hours of service after attending our Youth Leadership Seminar.
In just the past five years HOBY Texas North alumni have logged over 37,500 community service hours (and many hours go unlogged!) and have impacted non profits including The Salvation Army, the North Texas Food Bank, The Second Glance Resale Shop, Mission Arlington, Harvesting Hope Community Garden, The Community Enrichment Center and so many more.
Leading by Serving
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from leaders in business,
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learn from their peers through
a variety of leadership activities. During the seminar, ambassadors go out into the community to learn hands-on from those who need our help most and volunteering at local area non profits.