Diana Caldwell, a UCF Upward Bound scholar and a sophomore at Colonial High School, was recently selected to participate in the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Program (HOBY). Founded in 1958, HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop a global community of youth and volunteers prepared for a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation.

HOBY programs provide young adults selected by their schools to participate in leadership training, service-learning and motivation-building experiences. It also provides adults with opportunities to make a significant impact on the lives of youths by volunteering. Over 4,000 HOBY local affiliate level volunteers plan and execute programs each year, while nearly 9,000 students participate in programs annually.

Today, over 375,000 proud alumni make HOBY stronger than ever. HOBY alumni are leaders in their schools and communities, throughout the United States and the world, making a difference for others through service.

Upward Bound is an intensive college preparatory project designed to provide high school participants with encouragement and skills to complete high school and earn a post-secondary degree. Upward Bound is funded by the United States Department of Education. It is the oldest and most successful Federal TRiO Program.

UCF Upward Bound Program is in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services. For more information on the program, visit: http://trio.sdes.ucf.edu/about/.