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Be an active HOBY alumnus!

“HOBY changed my life by allowing me to transform from a shy, awkward sophomore into a bold, authentic woman. With a newborn confidence, I was able to leave HOBY knowing that not only could I change the world, but I would change the world.” – Alisha Wein, Central PA HOBY alumni and volunteer


The top 5 signs that you are one of HOBY’s Alumni:

  1. You always spell OUTSTANDING correctly

  2. You could wear a HOBY t-shirt every day for two weeks without doing laundry

  3. No matter where you go, you find other HOBY alumni and bond immediately

  4. Service is a way of life for you

  5. You are a leader!

Does that describe you? Whether you attended a HOBY leadership program last spring or fifty years ago, you are part of the family of fellow HOBY alumni who number over 375,000! HOBY is proud of all of its alumni and we encourage you to stay connected. Recharge that HOBY spirit within you by becoming part of our elite active alumni!

Want to be engaged with Central PA HOBY? Here’s how:

  • Central PA HOBY is well represented at the HOBY World Leadership Congress!

    Log your volunteer hours in the Leadership for Service portal. Encourage others to volunteer with you!

  • Wear your HOBY swag. You never know when that will be the catalyst for a conversation with a fellow alum or someone who is looking to be involved. Need more HOBY swag? Buy it online!

  • Give back to HOBY fiscally, via Gifts-in-Kind, or with your time (or all of these!). Remember that while our alums are OUTSTANDING we have wonderful friends (read: non-alums) who do great volunteer work as well. Talk to the other OUTSTANDING people in your life who might be interested in being involved.

  • Attend the World Leadership Congress!

  • Talk to your high school guidance counselor now to ensure that they have received information about the next HOBY Seminar. Make sure that they register a primary ambassador and an alternate in case the primary student cannot attend.

  • Contact us! Reach out to our Director of Alumni Relations, Arielle Harleman.

Alumni Events



    • Follow us on social media and subscribe to our Remind text message alerts for the latest HOBY Happenings. Most of our events will be virtual to ensure the utmost safety. Have an idea for a virtual alumni event, email us at


  • 2020

    • Free Rice, Virtual

      Earth Day 50, weeklong celebration

    • Multiple Virtual Zoom Reunions

    • EOS Therapeutic Riding Center

  • 2019

    • Susquehanna Area Mountain Biking Association Heatherwood Bike Park

    • St. Joseph Greek Catholic Church Food Festival

    • Loyalsock Lions Craft Fair

    • Carbondale YMCA Holiday Festival

    • Camp Victory, Millville

    • Annual Alumni Reunion during HOBY Central PA Seminar

  • 2018

    • SCI Walk, Williamsport

    • Walk In Art Center, Schuylkill Haven

    • Global Aid Network (GAIN), Mount Joy

    • Camp Victory, Millville

    • Central PA Food Bank, Harrisburg

    • Children’s Advocacy Center (Scranton)

    • Lancaster (at Greystone Manor Therapeutic Riding Center)

    • Shippensburg (Shippensburg Head Start/ CPA HOBY Seminar)

    • Annual Alumni Reunion during HOBY Central PA Seminar

    • Alumni Social in Williamsport

    • United Methodist Church Soup Kitchen

  • 2017

    • Emergency Vehicle Wash in Schuylkill

    • Loyalsock Lions Club Craft Fair

    • Carbondale YMCA Holiday Festival

    • Christmas in Hershey / Red Cross Volunteer Project

    • Mummers Parade, Lions Food Stand

    • Annual Alumni Reunion during HOBY Central PA Seminar

Alumni Achievements / In the News

“My HOBY journey started when a friend of mine told me about her time at HOBY and suggested I apply for the local seminar. My local seminar was amazing and I learned so much about myself. I saw positive changes after my local seminar. I’ve had several battles with anxiety and other similar things. After leaving the local seminar I saw a huge boost in my confidence and in general, I saw my life in a whole new light. After my local seminar, I had a choice to make.” -Tyler Farace, CPA and WLC 2018. Read more about Tyler’s journey.

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