My HOBY Story:
I had the honor to attend the HOBY Colorado seminar in 2005, when my high school selected me as their representative. It's crazy to think that was 15 years ago. How time sure flies when you are having fun!
It was the first time, I felt seen and I felt like I could change the world. It was the most impactful three days of my life and I knew HOBY was something I wanted to continue to be apart of. I was involved in school but HOBY opened my eyes to a world of possibilities. I no longer felt confined to my community and I felt like I could come out of my shell. Through HOBY, I have made many lifelong friends and I could not imagine my life without them.
I am going on my 14th year as a volunteer because I truly believe in HOBY's mission. I believe in empowering the youth of tomorrow and helping them find tools to reach their full potential. At my time at HOBY, I have been able to see many lives transformed and many ambassadors lives changed for good. I now have the privilege of working with our most recent alumni group ( Junior Staffers) who apply to come back to HOBY. It has been a true honor working alongside these young leaders. Through my role, I help them further develop their leadership roles and they continue to inspire me to be a better verison of myself.
HOBY means a great deal to me and I wouldn't be where I am today without it. Through HOBY, it has helped me find my passion and my voice. I know I have made a difference through my time at HOBY and I want to continue to make a difference. We are 100% volunteer ran and we depend on individual donors to help us put on our annual seminar.
Please consider donating to HOBY. Your donation will go directly to the 2019 seminar and help support our youth. Maybe, it'll even help someone else find their passion and voice?