The Garden City Guidance Department’s mission is to promote each student’s academic, social, and emotional development, while assisting the student with post-secondary planning. Their focus is to create a collaborative environment with students, educators, and parents by helping students develop the independence necessary to make sound decisions and positive life choices. Inherent in this philosophy is their recognition of the value and uniqueness of every student.
If you are a student who has inspired change, or has empowered, lead, and excelled in your community, then Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership (Hoby) is a program for you.
Award: Students will be one of four hundred students selected from around the world, and participate in a weeklong, intensive educational program with training in leadership skills. Students will also be exposed to a distinguished group of leaders from various sectors in business, government, international affairs, science and technology, medicine, media, and education.
Entrance criteria: Students must submit a 100-word essay on the following topic: Describe the most rewarding and challenging aspect of being a leader in your school and community.
Deadline: All essays must be submitted to Mrs. Imbesi (in the Counseling Center) no later than, Tuesday, November 10th and students will be asked to interview with the counseling center for final selection.
Please see your counselor for additional information or visit: www.hoby.org/studentsandparents