HOBY’s nationwide Leadership in Action (LIA) program is changing lives and enhancing the quality of life in communities across the country. LIA is specifically designed to raise the public’s awareness of young people as a resource for community problem-solving, prepare young people to take on meaningful roles in community problem-solving, and develop the capacity of individuals, organizations, and institutions to provide meaningful service and leadership opportunities for youth.

The key to the certification program is the interactive web site which has been completely redesigned to be used to reach out to, communicate with, motivate, and certify service hours. On the web site, students register their service projects and record their hours. HOBY certifies their service hours, recognizes them on the completion of their commitments and rewards their efforts.

Alumni completing 100 hours or more of community service within one year of their program attendance are recognized and rewarded for their service.

You will receive the following awards*:

  • Certificate of Recognition from HOBY International
  • Recommendation letter from HOBY International’s CEO addressed to your
  • College Admissions Officer verifying your service hours
  • The President’s Volunteer Service Award and congratulatory letters from the
    President of the United States and the Chair and Honorary Co-Chairs of the
    President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation

*Awards are subject to change.