HOBY Maryland Alumni Association

Alumni can continue their involvement by attending Alumni events, volunteering at our annual seminar, or teaching at a CLeW. For more information or to help plan an event or service project, contact Alumni Advisor Tia Calloway at alumni@hobymd.org.

Leadership for Service (L4S)

Ambassadors are asked to join HOBY’s commitment to the “President’s Summit for America’s Future” and undertake a community service project(s) involving at least 100 hours. HOBY’s Leadership for Service Program (L4S), a national community service program, was created exclusively for HOBY alumni to:

  • Raise the public’s awareness of young people as a resource for community problem-solving
  • Prepare young people who have attended HOBY to take on meaningful roles in community improvement initiatives
  • Develop and foster the capacity of individuals, organizations, and institutions to provide meaningful service and leadership opportunities for youth.

The L4S program helps students identify their role in the community and discover ways they can implement change. The program has been enhanced in order to move Ambassadors past the volunteerism experience and into a service-learning experience, ultimately crafting Ambassadors into civically engaged members of their community.

Through L4S, HOBY alumni 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 WLC. The L4S log can be printed and used as an appendix for college, scholarship, and internship applications where alumni are asked to demonstrate their lifelong commitment to service.

The HOBY National page has more information about the Leadership for Service Program (L4S) program and how to get started.

Review each step to learn how to select and get the most out of your service experience.

Step 1: Select a Project

  • Identify a societal issue that you are drawn to
  • Define the issue(s) and possible cause(s)
  • Identify organizations tied to the issue
  • Establish your expectations of the project/involvement

Step 2: During Project/On-Site

  • Look critically at the root causes of social issues and evaluate the organization’s role in the community
  • Get familiar with the organization and the specific activity
  • Think about how the project connects to the social issues
  • Interact/conduct service project with the organization

Step 3: Post-Project

  • Reflect on project and your role within it
  • Consider impact of project on the community
  • Continue learning about the issue(s)
  • Identify future projects related to the issue
  • or other avenues for community involvement

Academic All-Stars Graduation Cord

Established to recognize HOBY alumni for their accomplishments in the classroom, HOBY’s Academic All-Stars encourages graduating HOBY alumni and volunteers to be recognized for their outstanding academic achievements.

Participants who meet the requirements will receive a cord to wear at graduation, a personalized certificate, a letter from HOBY’s CEO, and their name on the Academic All-Stars page of the HOBY website for one program year. We strongly encourage you to list your HOBY Academic All-Star status on your college applications as well.

Visit the HOBY National page for more information or to apply.