HOBY Maryland Alumni Association


We’re so glad you’re here!

Our Alumni Association is all about making space for our alumni to not only connect with one another, but connect with our local Maryland communities through volunteering. Made up of individuals who all have something different to contribute, we like to think of each new alum as a culture add—not a culture fit. Our culture is constantly changing as new service-minded folks join the crew, and we like it that way! Although our culture may shift, our mission and values will always remain the same. Bring your own unique energy to an event where you can serve others, share laughs, and make new memories with your fellow Maryland alumni. We look forward to seeing you!

HOBY Hugs,
Alumni Advisor


Maryland Food Bank Volunteer Event

Saturday, May 20th @ 9am (2.5 hrs)
Sorting and packing food for families in Maryland
Registration closed

National’s Baseball Game ($20)

Saturday, July 8th @ 3:45pm (2.5 hrs)
w/ free Harry Potter House Scarf for first 10,000 fans
Registration closed

Orioles Baseball Game ($20)

Sunday, July 16th @ 12:45pm (2.5 hrs)
w/ free Orioels T-Shirt for first 10,000 fans
Registration closed

Hope for Us All Volunteer Event

Saturday, July 29th @ 9am (3 hrs)
Sorting donated goods and clothing, waiver required
Registration closed

HOBY MD Presents: State-wide Service Day

Saturday, September 16th
Serve your local community in your HOBY t-shirt
Pre-register Now | Register Aug 26th


Our organization wouldn’t be the same without you! Be sure to stay involved after seminar and participate in our virtual and in-person events that we’ve got planned throughout the year. Got a great idea for an event? Let us know! We encourage our community members to take initiative on creating experiences for you, by you! Don’t have the time to plan? No worries! Reach out to the Alumni Advisor to collaborate on bringing your idea into reality.

There are many ways to make sure that you don’t miss any important updates from the Alumni Association! Other than following our social media accounts, you can keep track of the following:

Review the Annual Alumni Agenda

The Annual Agenda is run by the Alumni Association to give you a snapshot view of what we’ve got planned for the year! Click the link to view the HOBY Maryland Annual Alumni Agenda. This live document is updated on a regular basis when new reunions or volunteer events have been planned.

Sign up for Event Alerts

Sign up for event alerts by emailing the alumni advisor at alumni@hobymd.org

Subject Line: Event Alerts for FirstName LastName
Body: FirstName LastName, Email Address


If you are a Corporate Board member, a Staff Volunteer with HOBY Maryland, or a Volunteer from another HOBY site, you can sign up to support the Alumni Association by adding your name to the Alumni Association Participation Sign-up sheet! To gain access to this, please reach out to the Alumni Advisor and Alumni Association Assistant for the link.

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.