Last weekend I went to an amazing youth leadership conference at Bentley University, called HOBY. The main idea behind HOBY was to promote leadership and to discover the hidden potential within teens to make a difference in society. I have to admit, I wasn’t sure how much I would get out of the program when I was first going into it. But I would come to realize that HOBY would far exceed my expectations. The schedule was pretty jam-packed with activities: From attending lectures given by successful guest speakers, to going to a local organization where about 300 of us helped kids in need. I loved all of these experiences.
What impacted me the most were all of the new friends I made. Nearly everyone I met at HOBY, from teens to adults, were very like-minded and we shared common opinions about everyday matters. This made it much easier to quickly make new friends, who I hope to keep in-touch with for a very long time. Bottom line: This experience was life-changing for me, and if I had to sum up the HOBY conference in one word, it would be: OUTSTANDING!
If you get a chance to go to a HOBY conference or something like it; believe me, it will be well worth your time!