HOBY exists to motivate and empower individuals to make a positive difference within our society through understanding and action based on effective and compassionate leadership. To accomplish this, we strive to inspire and develop our community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation.
The Cal-Central Leadership Seminar is a three-and-half-day leadership development program which will bring together approximately 160 students from across the region. Local schools send representatives they feel are leaders or have leadership potential. Planned and executed completely by volunteers, the seminar is a motivational, hands-on program that includes critical thinking, mentoring, panel discussions, goal-setting, and project planning activities. Students learn individual leadership styles, group dynamics, and leadership in society–all with a focus on Leadership for Service to their communities. Students are challenged to make a difference now in their schools and communities, and challenged to perform 100 hours of service within the 12 months following their seminar, beginning with four hours of service during the seminar itself.
Our seminar is made possible through the hardwork of volunteers and gifts of generous donors like you. Help HOBY Cal Central build better leaders with a recurring monthly donation. Please consider a gift today.
Wondering how you can help HOBY Central? Consider providing materials and supplies required for HOBY to function. From paper and printer toner to power strips and tissue, the supply list is one great way to support HOBY with GIK. If you are able to support HOBY through a Gift in Kind Donation, we ask that you time your purchase so that the items arrive by May 20th so that the planning committee knows what remaining supplies are needed for each year’s seminar. Access the HOBY Cal Central GIK List here.
Dates for the 2020 Cal Central Seminar will be announced in November 2019. Seminar ambassadors and their families can get more information by clicking here.
Junior Staff is our umbrella term for all volunteers under the age of 21. At this time, we are working on the 2020 seminar junior staff application. Until it is posted, please keep working on your 100 Hour Volunteer Challenge and consider getting an early start in fundraising towards the 2020 seminar! Once ready, the application will be posted here.Access the application here.
Leadership Seminar Chair
Director of Media
Director of Programming
Mentor Lunch Coordinator and Program Operations Manager
Calle Jo Robbins
Director of Operations
Director of Facilitators
Director of Junior Staff
Director of Recruitment
Director of Fundraising