Advanced Leadership Academy (ALA)
HOBY’s college-prep program, the Advanced Leadership Academy (ALA), empowers high school juniors and seniors to become change leaders in their communities. The ALA helps address the question “What can I do to change the world?” and allows students to answer the call with their very own action plan for a service project or social enterprise to create social change. The ALA also allows them to earn one college unit/credit before entering university.
The 5-day program will immerse students in college-level curriculum based on the social change model of leadership. Student participants (called Project Managers) learn to leverage their personal leadership talents, hone their project management skills, and address social issues while earning transferable college credit from George Mason University. They leave the Academy with a fully-developed action plan to implement in their home communities.
Students who have completed their high school junior or senior year and international students (ages 16-18 at the time of the program) can join.
You can learn more about ALA here.