AREA SOPHOMORE ATTENDS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Ellen Peters recently attended the Iowa Hugh O'Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar representing Cardinal High School. Peters joined 201 other young leaders representing as many high schools from throughout Iowa June 15th - 17th at Central College in Pella, Iowa.
HOBY Leadership Seminars bring together a select group of high school sophomores to interact with groups of distinguished leaders in business, government, education and the professions to discuss present and future issues. The goal is to provide the youths a stimulating forum for learning about critical issues while broadening their understanding of their leadership potential and quest for self-development. HOBY leaders are also challenged to return to their communities to perform at least 100 hours of community service within 12 months following the Seminar. The cost of attendance for each ambassador is paid for by local sponsors. An investment in an ambassador from your community is an investment in your community.
"HOBY does not teach what to think but how to think." Leadership Seminar Chair Rachel Anderson says. "We give ambassadors the tools to make positive change in their own homes, schools and communities. Ambassadors are challenged to discover new methods of leadership in their personal lives, in groups as well as society."
Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership was established in 1958 by the popular actor Hugh O'Brian following a visit to Africa where he was inspired by a meeting with Dr. Albert Schweitzer.
"One of the things Schweitzer said to me was that the most important thing in education was to teach young people to think for themselves," O'Brian said. "From that inspiration, and with the support of others who believe in youth and the American dream, I started HOBY to seek out, recognize, and develop outstanding leadership potential among our nation's youth."
Further information about HOBY activities and how to sponsor an ambassador from your community is available by calling Rachel Anderson 563-605-0198 or email at email@example.com.