Jennifer Osafo, a Taconic High School sophomore, recently attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar held at Bentley University in Waltham. She is the daughter of Hayford Osafo.

Thanks to sponsorship by Greylock Federal Credit Union, Osafo joined 220 other young high school leaders from the region.

Each spring, select area sophomores from public and private high schools convene at one of the 70 State Leadership Seminars across the country to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to becoming effective and ethical leaders.

Student participants, known as HOBY Ambassadors, take part in hands-on activities, meet leaders in their state, and explore their own personal leadership skills while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in their community.

At the end of their seminars, HOBY Ambassadors are challenged to give back by serving at least 100 volunteer hours in their communities.