HOBY (Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership) has been a big piece of my heart since 2009. It's a youth leadership development program for sophomore students over a weekend during the summer. I attended the program in 2009 and have been volunteering since. After a big life change like quitting my job without having another plan in place (eek), it is delightfully refreshing to take a weekend trip to Alabama for the Volunteer Training Institute and to catch up with old friends.
The best part about seeing HOBY friends even after not seeing them for a year, just feels like no time has passed. It is so heartening seeing people who love you and support you no matter what season of life you're in.