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Other HOBY Programs
World Leadership Congress (WLC)
HOBY’s largest and longest running youth leadership event, the World Leadership Congress (WLC) is the next step on your leadership journey. You’ll build your leadership skills with over 450 other young people from around the United States and the world. 

In this week-long, interactive educational program, you will learn from leaders in a variety of fields, participate in hands-on workshops and community service projects and of course, have fun!             
Advanced Leadership Academy (ALA)
HOBY’s Advanced Leadership Academy (ALA) is an opportunity to deepen your leadership skills and develop a service project or social enterprise to address an issue of your choosing in your school or community. All high school juniors and seniors are eligible to attend this five-day, four-night program on a first paid, space-available basis. HOBY alumni are encouraged to bring their friends to experience the HOBY magic.

This innovative program immerses students in college-level curriculum based on the social change model of leadership and the college text, “Leadership for a Better World”. Students learn academic leadership theory, receive practical project planning and management training, and work on their personal leadership development. ALA participants meet other successful youth who have led service projects and started nonprofits and businesses. This program is a life-changing experience that enables students to create positive social change.
HOBY is proud to partner with nationally ranked George Mason University to offer transferrable college credit for successful completion of the Advanced Leadership Academy. George Mason University is ranked as one of the “Top Schools to Watch” by U.S. News & World Report, and as of the “Top 100 Best Values” in higher education by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and Forbes.