- SAU hosts HOBY and projects get completed
A total of 55 high school sophomores from all across the southern region of Arkansas convened for the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar held at Southern Arkansas University from June 17-19, 2016.
The student participants, known at HOBY Ambassadors, took part in hands-on activities and explored their own personal leadership skills while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in their communities.
During their visit in the Magnolia community, the group compiled more than 150 hours of community service at three locations during what they call Leadership in Action. Around 25 HOBY Ambassadors were dispatched to the Boys and Girls Club of Magnolia where they cleaned baseball equipment and sorted t-shirts and photographs. Around 10 students went to the Columbia County Library where they helped paint what will become the new Teen Room. Also, around 15 of the HOBY Ambassadors did painting and other projects at the Magale Library at SAU. Making Magnolia Blossom provided support in coordinating this year’s HOBY projects. (more…)