We approved our first grant in 2018! It is our 12th one this year. It is for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) program that a sophomore goes to each year.
HOBY was founded in 1958 with the mission to inspire and develop our global community youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. HOBY programs are conducted annually throughout the United States.
This years HOBY will be held at St. Cloud State University June 15 – 17. It is a three day leadership conference for high school sophomores that is packed with fun and innovative leadership activities. The purpose of the seminar is to prepare our country’s high school sophomores to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, schools, workplace and community.
Each year PHS offers all sophomores this opportunity. They apply each year by writing a paragraph or two describing why they should be selected along with a list of school and community activities they are involved in. They are judged on leadership ability, sensitivity to others, and a desire to communicate their knowledge to their peers.