I was fortunate enough to be chosen as a Facilitator for Group I3 once again for this year’s HOBY WLC. 10 days of high energy, little sleep, and intense discussions about leadership and global problems is daunting, but I would do it all over again tomorrow to bear witness to the deep personal growth that I saw occur in 426 international teenagers. My group was the best I could have asked for and they shined throughout the week. I love being a part of the HOBY Family and hope that I will be lucky enough to continue my volunteering at WLC for many years to come. 19 months ago
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I applied to be part of the HOBY staff this year when I found out WLC moved to Chicago, my surrogate hometown. However, I didn’t make it to the second stage of the application process. I was gutted. I thought that this would be the perfect year for me to achieve this goal, but I understood that there would be other opportunities.
Then, a week before the conference I received an email from a HOBY friend and asking if I could come be a facilitator. In my original application, I didn’t apply for a facilitator position because I thought it would be better to get more experience in Operations before taking on my own group, but when the position was being offered to me I had to take it.
So one week later I found myself at Loyola undergoing staff training and then welcoming my own group of ambassadors. This was the best week of my life so far. I met so many passionate, motivated, and curious people and it restores my faith in the future of the world. HOBY is a great recharge for life’s batteries. I’ve never laughed so hard, cried so much, or felt so connected to 400 fellow people in my life. I am so glad that fate determined that this year would be my first in the WLC family and I can’t wait to continue my journey for years to come. 2 years ago