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HOBY Youth Leadership Conference- Application for UHS Ambassador

The Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership mission is to provide lifelong leadership development opportunities that empower individuals to achieve their highest potential. The 3 day leadership seminar motivates and develops future leaders by preparing them for leadership positions in their school and helps them expand the talents that will serve them and their community in the future.
The purpose of the seminar is to give students the opportunity to meet, interact and learn from regionally, nationally and internationally renowned leaders in business, government, and education. Find out more about the great opportunities and wonderful experience the HOBY organization offers to our students at the HOBY Youth Leadership Conference ( refer to the site for information, but do not register).

All sophomores are eligible to apply. Two UHS student ambassadors will be selected.
The selection committee is looking for candidates who strive to motivate and empower other students to make a positive difference within our global society through understanding and action. Through words and actions, these candidate must practice effective and compassionate leadership. The UHS ambassadors will be selected based on leadership ability, sensitivity to others, and the desire to communicate your knowledge to your peers. The essay is part of the selection process.
In 500-600 words, please describe the most rewarding or challenging aspect of being a leader in your community, and how you demonstrate the qualities of leadership that the HOBY ambassador should embody.




The Leadership Academy at Mercy College is geared towards students who have a passion for business and demonstrated leadership and public speaking skills.

We invite you to nominate your students to apply to our Summer Leadership Academy. Last year we received over 1,000 nominations from around the country from which we accepted 200 students to attend.

Previous Unionville attendees include: Skyler Lambert, Samantha Mariani, Jennifer Gilpin, Spencer Kramer, Amanda Denucci

The weeklong Academy is held at our Westchester campus on the Hudson River and students visit our Manhattan campus near Times Square. Students learn leadership lessons from leaders at top global companies, match a personality assessment to potential careers, and participate in team-building activities.

In addition, students visit Fortune 500 companies. Past visits have included Microsoft/LinkedIn, Disney/ESPN, PWC, and MTV, among others.

There is no charge for tuition and students stay in the dorm for free. Students simply need to provide their own transportation to and from campus, as well as a check in the amount of $300 for food.


· current juniors (rising seniors) with a passion for business

· cumulative, weighted, GPA above 90 (3.5 on 4.0 scale, 4.0 on 5.0 scale)

· demonstrated leadership activities and strong public speaking skills

We are accepting students on a rolling basis. As spots are limited, we encourage students to apply at their earliest convenience. Priority review will be given to students who apply by January 1, 2018, with guaranteed response within 10-14 business days.

Please submit your nominees via this link: Nominate: Leadership Academy at Mercy College

Erica Toretta

Leadership Academy at Mercy College


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