HOBY inspires all our alumni to put their leadership skills into action through community service. Our L4S Challenge is for alumni to complete at least 100 hours of service in their communities in the two years following their HOBY experience. The hours are logged on our secure L4S website or App, and recognition is given to those who meet our challenge.
HOBY alumni in their junior and senior years of high school are eligible for the PVSA and HOBY’s Awards Packet if they complete the L4S Challenge.
The President’s Volunteer Service Award. There are three levels of the President’s Volunteer Service Award given based on the number of qualified hours served and logged in the L4S system:
♦ Bronze: 100-174 hours in one year
♦ Silver: 175 to 249 hours in one year
♦ Gold: 250+ hours in one year
To qualify for this award and HOBY’s Awards Packet, alumni have until July 1st(in the two years following their HOBY program) to perform and log their service hours. For example:
- 2015 HOBY alumni have their junior year of high school to complete the challenge and log their hours by July 1, 2016.
- 2015 HOBY alumni also have a second opportunity to earn the awards. They have their senior year of high school to complete the challenge and log their hours by July 1, 2017.
In addition, HOBY will recognize any alumnus who has served and logged at least 4,000 hours over their lifetime with the prestigious President’s Call to Service Award.
HOBY alumni are encouraged to volunteer and participate in community service and service-learning whenever possible. The guidelines below will help determine if your service hours will count toward service accepted by the PVSA and HOBY.
In general, fundraising for, volunteering for, or participation in events, performances, festivals, competitions, activities, etc. will only count as volunteer service if all the following apply:
- The service meets an identified community-related service need as illustrated by the mission of the service organization.
- No for-profit admission is charged for the event, activity, performance, competition, etc.
- The participation of the student is completely voluntary in nature.
- Fundraising activities are not for the profit of the service organization.