In May 1997, a small reading task force, the National Education Association (NEA), came up with a big idea. Let’s create a day to celebrate reading, the group decided. We hold pep rallies to get kids excited about football. We assemble to remember that Character Counts. Why don’t we do something to get kids excited about reading? We’ll call it NEA’s Read Across America and we’ll celebrate it on Dr. Seuss’s birthday.
And so the idea was born on March 2, 1998, the largest celebration of reading this country has ever seen.”
No Limits Learning Center 🖋 Caroline Wahlstrom, 2016-2017 Project Chair
Students Excel with HOBY
HOBY is excited to kick off another school year with GFWC! Thousands of schools across the country have received the 2017 HOBY Registration Kit to register their 10th grade students for the State Leadership Seminars. Our unique leadership training curriculum is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership and develops leadership from three perspectives: Personal, Group, and Societal. All 70 Seminars take place nationwide between May and June 2017. After their 3-4 day HOBY experience, students return to their community with more self-awareness, confidence, and skills to lead and serve others.
Join the hundreds of clubs that have supported HOBY, either through student sponsorships, volunteerism, and/or gifts-in-kind. Fulfill a Seminar's wish list of supplies or download our donation form to give in any amount. All donations go toward making a difference in the lives of our youth.
Contact Sunshine Navarro Shively at 818-851-3980 x321 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Yorba Linda Library Display 🖋 Heather LaPorte, Mary Lien &
Linda Woods, 2016-2017 Project Chairs
The Yorba Linda Woman’s Club participated in this activity at Tynes Elementary School. The readers for 1st grade were Susan Hillman and Margie Donovan; the readers for 2nd grade were Norma Susic and Mary Lien. The 3rd grade reader was Nancy Capel who read the book she wrote, Quack & Waddles First Adventure to the students.
Education Community Service 🖋 Linda Queen, 2016-2017 Program Chair
Box Tops for Education
El Dorado Senior Project Day
H.O.B.Y. Leadership Seminar
Joya Scholars PYLUSD Program
No Limits Adult Learning Center
PYLUSD Theater Marquee
Read to Students - Topaz School
Yorba Linda Library Display 2015-2017
Back row from left, Louise Hernandez, President, Linda Queen, 1st VP, Sandy Castle, Pat Porter, Pat Rune and Tara Campbell.
Front row from left: Norma Susic and Esther Murray.
El Dorado High School is just one of the fabulous high schools in the Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District. Keep watching as we add details about this project.
Our club has sponsored HOBY students for 26 years. Four students will attend the HOBY Leadership Seminar in June 2016 at Chapman University and their registration and attendance is paid from the club budget. These outstanding students are selected by their schools at the beginning of their sophomore year, based on the leadership they have already shown during their freshman year. The 3-day Leadership Seminars train and motivate young leaders to apply their skills to improve the local community and enrich the quality of life throughout California and the world. They are instructed in individual leadership, group dynamics, goal setting, planning and leadership in society – all with a focus on service to the community. Students leave the HOBY Seminar with the skills and inspiration to affect change in the world around them, and invariably tell us what a life-changing experience it was for them.
HOBY 2015-2016 Leadership Awards - $300 each:
Madison Agusta, Esperanza High School Jamie Lima-Sabatini, Esperanza High School Katelyn Walker, Yorba Linda High School Daniela Zirkie, Yorba Linda High School
From left: Jaime Lima-Sabatini, Madison Augusto, Danielle Zirkle, Katelyn Walker