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Community Leadership Workshops (CLeWs)

HOBY’s Community Leadership Workshops (CLeW) are developed and implemented across the country by volunteers from local businesses, civic groups, and HOBY alumni for students to grow as inspired, confident leaders. This six- to eight-hour program for 30 to 50 high school freshmen may be hosted anytime during the year at a local school or community center. During a HOBY CLeW, student participants will:

  • Interact with local community leaders, from CEOs to politicians to leaders of nonprofits, through keynote presentations about real-world issues and in-depth group discussions

  • Learn to form diverse relationships with adult professionals, volunteer mentors, and students with diverse leadership styles and backgrounds

  • Participate in activities to explore and exercise leadership on personal and group levels

  • Conduct a community service project, putting leadership into action and implementing social change

Thanks to committed donors and volunteers, students can attend a CLeW at no cost. CLeW planning committees invite high schools directly to nominate freshmen to attend. Students may also apply independently of their school. After attending HOBY, students are challenged to complete 100 hours of community service within the next year as a pledge to put their passion and new leadership skills into action.

HOBY Texas Gulf Coast does not have any CLeWs currently scheduled.

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