Media Advisory: HOBY Alabama Youth Leadership Semina

Posted: Wednesday, 28 May 2008

May 29 – June 1: The Hugh O’Brien Youth Foundation’s Alabama Leadership Seminar will be conducted on the Troy Campus through June 1.

Modeled after HOBY’s World Leadership Congress, and part of the HOBY program, the seminar provides an opportunity to build on leadership skills already possessed by the student ambassadors. Students are nominated by their respective high schools and are chosen to attend based on emerging leadership ability, the ability to work well with others, a desire for new pursuits and a willingness to learn and share.

Students will hear from a wide variety of speakers on volunteerism, public and civic service and current events. They will also develop skits, write papers and meet with business and government leaders during the weekend.

Following is a schedule of events for the seminar:

Thursday, May 29:
5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.:         Pre-seminar set up and staff training

Friday, May 30:
9 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.:         Student registration                   Trojan Village
11 a.m. – Noon:             Opening Session                     Crosby Theatre
Noon – 1:30 p.m.:            Opening Luncheon                    Stewart Dining Hall
                         Miss Alabama Jamie Langley, speaker
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.:           Ambassador orientation                  Crosby Theatre
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.:           Sessions                          Various locations
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.:        Cookout                          Trojan Village
7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.:           “Operation Exurbia”                    Crosby Theatre
9 p.m. – 11 p.m.:            Dance                           Trojan Center

Saturday, May 31:
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.:           Photo session                       Stadium
10:30 a.m. – Noon:         Session                           Various locations
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.:      Business Leaders Luncheon                Trojan Center
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.:         Session                           Various locations
3:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.:      Session/Service Project                  Trojan Center
8 p.m. – 11 p.m.:          Program                          Crosby Theatre

Sunday, June 1:
7 a.m. – 8 a.m.:            Prayer Breakfast
8:15 a.m. – 9 a.m.:           Session/Motivational Speaker              Crosby Theatre
9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.:      Session                           Various locations
11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.:         Parent’s Orientation                    Sartain Hall
11 a.m. – Noon:             Closing Remarks                       Crosby Theatre
Noon – 2 p.m.:             Reception                          Sartain Hall

Please contact the University Relations Office if you require any special needs to facilitate your organization’s coverage of this event. After working hours on Friday, please contact Clif Lusk at 334-268-9982.

The Alabama Youth Leadership Seminar staff will be available to assist with coverage needs as well.