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L4S – Leadership for Service

L4S – Leadership for Service

Since its inception in 1998, HOBY alumni have logged over 3 million hours of service in our L4S database. Any alumni who logs 4,000 hours of service will receive HOBY President’s Call to Service Award from HOBY and the President’s Volunteer Service Award from the President of the United States.

* Based on 318.8 hr/day avg for 2012-2013.

Presidents Clinton and Bush Sr, along with Col Powell and wife Alma at the 10th Anniversary Celebration of America’s Promise Alliance

Presidents Clinton and Bush Sr, along with Col Powell and wife Alma at the 10th Anniversary Celebration of America’s Promise Alliance

History of HOBY’s L4S Program

On April 29, 1997, Ret. General Colin Powell led an unprecedented gathering in Philadelphia called the Presidents’ Summit for America’s Future. Every living President and First Lady along with 38 Governors, 100 Mayors, and delegations of Americans representing 140 communities joined together behind one vital mission: the need to build and strengthen the character and competence of today’s youth. It was at this summit that America’s Promise – The Alliance for Youth was created. 

To fulfill its charge, America’s Promise has sought to increase positive youth-development support nationwide. By serving as a catalyst, America’s Promise has challenged and inspired thousands of individuals, organizations, and communities to expand existing efforts to ensure our youth become productive, responsible adults. HOBY took this challenge and made a commitment to America's Promise to implement a service component in its programs. 

PDF Downloads: L4S Guide & FAQs + Instructions

HOBY’s Legacy of Service 

Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Ambassadors' commitment to Leadership for Service (L4S), a national community service program, is changing their lives and enhancing the quality of life in their communities. L4S 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 change initiatives, and develop the capacity of individuals, organizations, and institutions to provide meaningful service and leadership opportunities for youth. 

HOBY alumni are encouraged to continue logging all of their community service and volunteer experiences in the years following their participation in a Community Leadership Workshop (CLeW), a State Leadership Seminar (LS), the World Leadership Congress (WLC) and the Advanced Leadership Academy (ALA). The L4S log can be printed and used as an appendix for college applications, scholarship applications, internship applications, and other opportunities where alumni are asked to demonstrate their lifelong commitment to service. 

Dr Albert Schweitzer at the hospital in Lambarene. It was Hugh O‘Brian’s visit see Schweitzer in Africa that inspired him to create HOBY when he returned to America  in 1958 .  Photo:   Erica Anderson collection, Syracuse Univ Libraries

Dr Albert Schweitzer at the hospital in Lambarene. It was Hugh O‘Brian’s visit see Schweitzer in Africa that inspired him to create HOBY when he returned to America in 1958Photo: Erica Anderson collection, Syracuse Univ Libraries

I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
Albert Schweitzer

Alumni L4S Leaderboard

Alumni Name City School Hours
2013 Maisie Reynolds Albuquerque Eldorado High School 1,914.60
2014 Samantha Shepherd Edgewood Estancia Valley Classical Academy 413.00
2014 Esai Lopez Santa Teresa Santa Teresa High School 358.00
2014 Cohen Rush Las Cruces Las Cruces High School 330.00
2014 Cameron Estrada Roswell Roswell High School 278.00
2014 Sarah Fox Alamogordo Alamogordo High School 251.00
2015 Kayleen Bowie Dolores Dolores High School 240.00
2013 Spencer Lane Sandia Park New Mexico Military Institute 238.00
2013 Alberto Rivera Roy Roy Municipal Schools 145.00
2014 Bonnie Cox Albuquerque Estancia Valley Classical Academy 128.50
2015 Angel Salcido Las Cruces Centennial High School 112.75
2014 Tyler Johnson Roy Roy Municipal Schools 104.00
2014 Chabrielle Allen Roswell Roswell High School 103.00
2014 Andre Gomez Hobbs Hobbs High School 102.00
2014 Lyrik Benn Eunice Eunice High School 101.00
2014 Juan Prieto-Archuleta Raton Raton High School 100.25
2014 Alex Perea-Angles Las Vegas Robertson High School 100.00
2014 Regan Pruett Capitan Capitan Municipal High School 99.00
2015 Grace Sartin Farmington Piedra Vista High School 87.50
2015 Juliana Brenner Santa Fe Desert Academy 84.00
2014 Xavier Vallejo Tijeras ABQ Institute for Mathematics &Science 74.00
2014 Noor Osmani ROSWELL Robert H. Goddard High School 70.00
2015 Natalie Holnes Roswell New Mexico Military Institute 63.00
2014 Tyler Dempsey Reserve Reserve High School 30.00
2015 Taylor Watson La Mesa Las Cruces High School 27.50
2015 Kaitlyn Rael Portlaes Portales High School 16.50
2014 Kaylee Banegas Las Cruces Arrowhead Park Early College 16.00
2015 Zackary Ortiz Moriarty Moriarty High School 9.00
2015 Adam Flores Las Cruces Centennial High School 7.00
2015 Kathryn Sokolowski Albuquerque Eldorado High School 7.00
2015 Salma Lopez Santa Teresa Santa Teresa High School 4.00
2015 Jacob Hammond Las Cruces Mayfield High School 3.00


Note: Links direct you to resources organizations, and opportunities found in New Mexico.

Online Resources
Here are just a few places to search for volunteer opportunities online.

Service Organizations
These organizations are serving the needs of your community and could always use your support.

Updated November 15, 2015

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