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A Ripple of Change

Each spring, 10,000 high school sophomores from across the country attend one of HOBY’s 70 state leadership seminars to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community.

Here's what students said about their experience:

“I learned what a leader truly is, and I learned how to do group work better. I bonded quicker today than I ever have before.”
“By respecting and listening to other people's ideas we can all come together as one united front.”
“Synergy is important with group leadership in that a positive energy must be radiated in which all ideas are heard.”
“Communication is important for success, not simply between individual groups, like directors and managers, but between all the groups as a whole.”
“You are the master of your own fate, from one decision to the next.”
“By changing and paying attention to myself I can make an impact.”
“Leadership isn't about a race to the top, it's about collaboration and being inclusive.”
“I learned how to work with groups of people in a positive effective way.”
“No matter what you do, there's always a way to get involved with the community.”
“Everyone has different backgrounds but we can work together the make the world better.”

The 2019 seminar will be held June 13-16 at Albion College in Albion, Michigan.

Registering a student
Sophomore students interested in attending should visit their counselors. Schools often use teacher nominations or essay contests to select their student representative(s). School administrators or counselors then login to our online registration system with their HOBY school ID and password to register the selected student(s) online and submit their registration fees. Peruse the 
sophomore registration kit