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Be the Change You Wish to See in the World

As our seminar here in CT is beginning to draw to a close, we wanted to remind our ambassadors of the fact that their HOBY journey and experience does not have to come to an end on Sunday. The ambassadors have spent the past three days engaging in compelling and inquisitive activities that have allowed…

We’ll Be Back: The Ambassadors Returning Home

While the ambassadors might have traveled from all across Connecticut to attend the seminar this weekend, we strive to make sure that no one forgets where they come from. At HOBY CT they had the opportunity to learn about themselves, and how to lead as an individual and as a group within society. With this…

Non-Stop: Bringing HOBY to College

My introduction to HOBY as a high school sophomore was slightly intimidating. As a normally quiet individual, walking into a room full of loudly cheering staff at seven in the morning made me want to get back in the car and go home. Despite the unknown environment, I stayed through the weekend and found myself…

CT HOBY Leadership Seminar: An Opportunity for Real-World Problem Solving in a Society of Increasing ‘Online Activism’ and Static Learning in Classrooms

When student ambassadors flock to the University of Bridgeport from their respective corners of Connecticut today, they will have been greeted by cheers reverberating across the green. Some ambassadors will try to avoid joining the growing circle of cheering volunteers and ambassadors. Some will dive right in. And others will join, albeit hesitantly, perhaps clinging…

Cordelia Banny

Hey HOBY, Today the ambassadors had the opportunity to engage in a conversation with the absolutely amazing and beautiful Cordelia Banny. Overcoming immense obstacles in her own life, Cordelia discussed what it means to have an influence in this world, as well as how important it is to take every opportunity presented in front of…

Seminar is here!!

Hey HOBY! Seminar is here! The 2018 Volunteer Team is all ready for ambassador arrival and for another outstanding year of HOBY! Everyone here is looking forward to an amazing, life changing seminar this weekend! The theme for this year is “History Has Its Eyes On You,” which is a song from Hamilton: an American…

Everything You Need to Know about Fundraising

Written By: Dylan Rispoli WHY FUNDRAISE? As an Alumni Association, we operate throughout the year without any expenses. 100% of the money we fundraise goes directly toward the CT HOBY Leadership Seminar. This annual program is designed to prepare Connecticut’s high school sophomores to become effective, ethical leaders. All aspects of the CT HOBY Leadership…

Connecticut HOBY’s Wesleyan CLeW in Review!

Hey, HOBY! We at the Alumni Association are having an OUTSTANDING start to February, but why not take some time to reflect on some of the things that made January so amazing? In addition to the excitement of Staff Applications for the 2018 Connecticut HOBY Leadership Seminar, we held our first Community Leadership Workshop (CLeW)…

WLC 2017

Hey, Connecticut HOBY! This past July, we had the privilege to witness four Connecticut HOBY 2017 alumni take on the HOBY World Leadership Congress (#HOBYWLC2017): #theGOLDstandard, at Loyola University in the City by the Lake, Chicago, Illinois! But, instead of just recapping what happened that life-changing week, why not hear from the alumni themselves? We…