The Community Leadership Workshop (CLeW) is a one-day introductory HOBY leadership training for high school freshmen. CLeWs provide face-to-face interaction between freshmen students and distinguished leaders from all walks of life. Students participate in team-building activities, take part in community service projects, and listen to presentations given by motivational speakers and local community leaders. CLeWs are initiated and organized by HOBY’s own alumni and/or members of the community, and are sponsored by local service clubs or companies. High schools are invited directly by the planning committees to select freshmen students to attend. The number of schools and students invited to participate in a given CLeW is determined by the committee.

Community Leadership Workshops, or CLeWs, are one-day leadership workshops. They are sponsored by HOBY and local cooperating and civic organizations. Their format is similar to the annual leadership seminar.

Each CLeW has several sessions covering the theme of leadership as it pertains to volunteerism, government, education, and industry. Each session consists of a panel of three/four speakers. These speakers are leaders in the local community or state. Speakers’ selection is made to allow for differing viewpoints regarding the session topic.

Each panelist is given five minutes to address the group. After all speakers give their presentations, the floor is open for a question and answer session, allowing the students to interact with the panelists. Following the question and answer session, students are divided into small groups to allow for further discussion of the topic at hand. A workshop usually contains one or two panels, one or two motivational speakers, ice breakers, lunch, other activities (such as leadership simulations) and closing ceremonies.

For more information on our CLeWs, contact info@hobyky.org .