South Carolina Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (SC HOBY) Volunteers and Ambassadors are committed to supporting and running an effective organization for the state of SC! Founded in 1958, HOBY’s overall mission is to provide lifelong leadership development opportunities that empower individuals to achieve their highest potential. HOBY programs are conducted annually throughout the United States, serving local and international high school students.
HOBY programs provide students selected by their schools to participate in unique leadership training, service-learning and motivation-building experiences. HOBY also provides adults with opportunities to make a significant impact on the lives of youth by volunteering. Over 4,000 committed HOBY volunteers plan and execute the programs each year, serving both at the local HOBY affiliate level and on HOBY’s Board of Trustees. Due to the selfless efforts of volunteers and the contributions of generous donors, nearly 10,000 students participate in HOBY programs annually.
HOBYONE© is an emerging support club, whose mission is to provide full and partial Leadership Scholarships to SC HOBY Ambassadors, who attend the annual SC Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar. The HOBYONE© Scholarship Fund was initiated at the SC HOBY Seminar the summer of 2012!
Q: WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF HOBYONE©?
A: HOBYONE© is the brain child of a SC HOBY Corporate Board Member, Mr. Tommy Stines, President of SEU Promotions. Mr. Stines suggested that a general SC HOBY scholarship support club be formed to provide scholarships to deserving sophomores who wanted to attend the SC HOBY Leadership Seminar. This would allow SC HOBY to reach more sophomores across the state, and allow us to empower, lead, and enriching their leadership skills to subsequently give back to the local community. “It was a win-win recommendation, and took off with great support!”
In June 2012, HOBYONE© was formed, and over 60 SC HOBY Alumni made the decision to support the effort, providing over $1500.00 of scholarship support! Each individual joining would pay $25.00 per year to join. The 2012 members received a $200 travel credit card (Good at thousands of primary vacation locations) for joining, were placed on a preferential list to be selected as a Junior Facilitator (JFAC) to help at SC HOBY 2013, and would be given a $25 credit toward the $125 JFAC registration fee! “We were off the ground and running, providing over 10 sophomores the opportunity to participate in HOBY Leadership Development Seminars in South Carolina!”
Q: WHERE DOES THE SCHOLARHSIP FUNDING COME FROM?
A: All members of HOBYONE© will make an annual donation of $25 to support the Scholarship Fund. Regardless of the resume, background, affiliation with HOBY, etc. all members of HOBYONE© will donate equal amounts to cover their membership fees. As this fund builds, scholarships will be issued.
Q: DID HOBYONE© PROVIDE ANY LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS IN 2012, THE FIRST YEAR?
A: In June 2012, there were over 60 SC HOBY Alumni who joined HOBYONE©, providing over $1500 of scholarship support! Each individual joining paid the $25 membership fee to join. There were seven $200 HOBYONE© Leadership Scholarships awarded! “We were off the ground and running, providing over 10 sophomores the opportunity to participate in HOBY Leadership Development Seminars in South Carolina!”
Q: WHAT IS THE NEED FOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN OUR COUNTRY TODAY?
A: The need for leadership development in our country is at an all-time high! We now see and experience daily, the impact of poor leadership on our communities and the economic impact on our country, our GNP, and our countries future. Whether republican or democratic, there can be a great divide on political issues, etc., but one thing is certain, there is a consensus among everyone: leaders are not evolved, do not just emerge; they are trained!
Q: WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO PAYING THE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE FOR JOINING HOBYONE©?
A: The benefits for joining HOBY ONE include, but are not limited to:
Q: HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR HOBYONE©:
A: Join today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org! “We are very excited about the growth of this organization and know that the amount of support shown to-date will be magnified in the future!!! Join today by emailing email@example.com!”
Q: HOW CAN I SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT HOBYONE© TO OTHERS?
A: Encourage individuals to go to www.hobysc.org to learn more about what we are doing. Also, put a link to our website on your website (and we will do the same!) Be sure to share about us on your Facebook account and help us get the word out.