Leadership for Service
HOBY alums are encouraged to continue logging all of their community service and volunteer experiences in the years following their participation in a CLeW, a State Leadership Seminar, and the World Leadership Congress (WLC). Central PA HOBY alums are challenged to complete at least 100 hours of volunteer service annually after their HOBY experience. There are several benefits of keeping your Leadership for Service (L4S) log up to date:
Alums in their junior and senior years of high school are eligible for the HOBY L4S Challenge Award and the President’s Volunteer Service Award if they serve and log at least 100 hours in the year following their HOBY experience.
Any alumnus who logs 4,000 hours of service will receive the President’s Call to Service Award from HOBY.
In addition, the L4S log can be printed and used as an appendix for college applications, scholarship applications, internship applications, and other opportunities where alums are asked to demonstrate their lifelong commitment to service.
HOBY’s Leadership For Service program was designed in 1996; HOBY International‘s Board of Trustees formally adopted the program as part of our three-year strategic long-range plan. HOBY International piloted the program with 400 students in 1997 and refined it based on the results of an external evaluation. In 1999 it became nationally required of all seminar sites and was being implemented with help from our strategic partners, including America’s Promise and Farmers Insurance Group. This year, HOBY will have 9,000 students nationwide, giving back a minimum of 900,000 hours of service to their communities yearly.