HOBY Advanced Leadership Academy

HOBY’s Advanced Leadership Academy (ALA) is a program for any U.S. or international high school junior or senior (ages 16-18 at the time of the program and have completed their junior or senior year of high school). Students are not required to have participated in other HOBY programming to be eligible to participate in the ALA.

Through the HOBY Advanced Leadership Academy, participants:
  • Understand and develop themselves along the 7 dimensions of the Social Change Model of Leadership (SCM) and how they work together to accomplish the eighth dimension, change
  • Use Gallup’s Clifton StrengthsFinder  assessment to identify and understand their own strengths and capabilities
  • Create a project action plan to lead and implement a service project or social enterprise in their home communities within one year following the ALA
  • Meet new people and establish an ongoing network of peers, other leaders and social entrepreneurs
  • Earn college credit from George Mason University

Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s Student Leaders Program


The Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s Student Leaders Program is accepting applications for the 2016 Student Leaders® program. In light of your affiliation with youth programs, we would like your help spreading the word.

Since its inception in 2005, the Bank of America Student Leaders Program has recognized more than 2,200 exemplary high school juniors and seniors who have a passion for improving their communities. The program helps students gain a greater understanding of how nonprofits create impact in the community and helps develop them as the next generation of community leaders through two components:
  • A summer 8-week paid internship with a nonprofit organization selected by the bank. This internship is designed to provide opportunities for the students to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on work experience, while raising their awareness of community issues addressed by their Host Organization.
  • The week-long, all-expense paid Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. from July 10-15, 2016. Conducted in partnership with the Close Up Foundation, the Summit introduces students to aspects of civic, social and business leadership and provides them with knowledge and skills they will use throughout their life to create positive community change.

In order to spread the word about the opportunity to your members, partners, and affiliates, please distribute the email below.

We appreciate your help spreading the word about the Bank of America Student Leaders Program. Please note the application deadline is January 29, 2016.