WHAT IS A CLeW?
A Community Leadership Education Workshop (CLeW) is a one-day version of the HOBY Leadership Seminar program for high school freshmen. Most schools are already familiar with HOBY’s Leadership Seminars, where one 10th grader from every high school in Nebraska is invited to attend a local three-day leadership seminar.
A CLeW seminar provides up to three 9th grade students per high school the opportunity to develop leadership skills, participate in community service and discuss issues with local community leaders.
This is accomplished through a combination of techniques:
- Panel presentations
- Question-and-answer sessions
- Interaction with peers
- Leadership simulation activities
Through this process, young leaders are taught competencies of leadership so that they are better prepared to assume leadership positions in their schools, communities and homes. A community organization can work with a selected school to host a CLeW. HOBY alumni can also host CLeWs at their high school.
Ready to get involved? Are you interested in volunteering at a CLeW? Interested volunteers can complete the HOBY CLeW application here.
Are you a school leader looking to register a student for a CLeW? Click on the CLeW Program Year tab at the top to see the upcoming CLeW schedule and registration details.