Advanced Leadership Academy (ALA)
The ADVANCED LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (ALA) is open to all high school juniors and seniors ages 16 to 18. The ALA is a five day practical and experiential program where participants deeply examine their own leadership capabilities. The curriculum is based on the college text Leadership for a Better World. At ALA, students learn how to use their abilities to organize and lead a service or social entrepreneurship project to address societal issues and create meaningful change. Participants meet other successful youth who have led service projects and started nonprofits and businesses. HOBY alumni are encouraged to bring their friends to share the HOBY experience. ALA students leave the program with a practical action plan to pursue in the year following their ALA experience. Support is provided to students after the program to coach them through their project implementation and success.