HOBY Arizona to Partner with Grand Canyon University as Its Host University in 2013
Phoenix, AZ, March 04, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The Arizona Chapter of Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY), the nation’s premier not-for-profit youth leadership development organization, announced that it has reached an agreement with Grand Canyon University to host the 2013 HOBY Arizona Youth Leadership Summit from June 6-9, 2013.
“We are very pleased to be working closely with an outstanding institution of learning like Grand Canyon University. They are an elite school that is dedicated to developing leadership in their students, which is very important to both our organizations,” said Ron Gillet, Chairman of the Board for HOBY Arizona.
Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949 and is Arizona’s premier private Christian university. GCU is regionally accredited and emphasizes individual attention for both traditional undergraduate students and the working professional in seven colleges: the Ken Blanchard College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Theology, the College of Fine Arts and Production, and the College of Doctoral Studies. GCU offers traditional programs on its growing campus, as well as online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs. The University’s curriculum fuses academic and clinical rigor with Christian values to prepare its students to be skilled, caring professionals. For more information about GCU, visit www.gcu.edu.
HOBY Arizona has provided innovative youth leadership training programs in Arizona since 1978. HOBY’s Arizona affiliate conducts an annual Leadership Seminar each spring, Community Leadership Education Workshops (CLeWs) thoughout the year, and HOBY Horizons Alumni activities. These activities promote democracy, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. The values of volunteerism and community involvement are particularly emphasized.
For more than 54 years, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership has helped to cultivate tomorrow's leaders by inspiring a global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. HOBY programs annually provide nearly 10,000 local and international high school students the opportunity to participate in unique leadership training, service learning and motivation-building experiences. HOBY also provides adults the opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of youth by volunteering, and today more than 4,000 volunteers and over 385,000 alumni proudly make up the HOBY family. Further information may be obtained at www.hoby.org, or www.hobyarizona.org.