Leadership 4 Service

DSC_0033In 1998, 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 to take on meaningful roles in community change initiatives.

Develop the capacity of individuals, organizations, and institutions to provide meaningful service and leadership opportunities for youth.

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 Community Leadership Workshop (CLeW), a State Leadership Seminar (LS), the World Leadership Congress (WLC), and/or the Advanced Leadership Academy (ALA).  The L4S log can be printed and used as an appendix for college applications, scholarship applications, internship applications, and other opportunities where alumni are asked to demonstrate their lifelong commitment to service.

Some examples of where you can look for L4S hours:

  • Church group community improvement programs
  • Park cleanups
  • Community kitchens
  • Free tutoring
  • Cancer research funding: i.e. Relay for Life
  • Positive words of encouragement and campaigns: i.e. The Joy Team
  • As well as independently developed programs to help those in need

The L4S Guide for Alumni provides guidance on how to select opportunities that will count for the L4S program.

As hours are obtained, alumni are encouraged to record their efforts via hoby.org. Recorded L4S hours are later reviewed by the Seminar Planning Team for Team Alumni and Team Media applications. Furthermore, it’s a wonderful sight to see the impact our young volunteers make across their communities.