Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership

HOBY alumni are leaders in their schools and communities, throughout the United States and the world.

What is HOBY?

Founded in 1958, HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation. HOBY programs are conducted annually throughout the United States, serving local and international high school students. HOBY provides students, for whom most are selected by their schools, to participate in a unique leadership training, service-learning, and motivation-building experiences beginning a lifelong dedication to improving the lives of others. Due to the selfless efforts of volunteers and the contributions of generous donors, more than 10,000 students participate in HOBY programs annually.

State Leadership Seminar

HOBY State Leadership Seminars are for sophomore students who want to develop their leadership talents and become stronger leaders in their communities. Through engaging and interactive speakers, workshops, fun activities, and discussions, HOBY’s dynamic 3-4 day leadership training explores leadership from three perspectives: personal, group, and societal.

The State Leadership Seminar is only for sophomores, so don’t miss out! Students should visit their sophomore counselors if they are interested in participating.

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World Leadership Congress

HOBY's World Leadership Congress brings together over 400 students from across the United States and around the world for a life-changing week through critical thinking, constructive discussion, and a focus on what it truly means to impact the world. Students leave with a belief that we are all global citizens and an innate belief that their actions can change their communities.

Saturday, July 21st to Saturday, July 28th, 2018
Loyola University - Chicago, IL

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It’s Been Nearly 60 Years In The making…

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2018 Volunteer Opportunities with HOBY

2018 Volunteer Opportunities with HOBY

Become a part of our change affecting team of volunteers!

HOBY’s success is a direct result of the hundreds of volunteers who serve key leadership roles on its corporate boards and program committees.

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Mentorship Program - Cushman & Wakefield

HOBY Ambassadors take advantage of this exclusive mentorship opportunity with Cushman & Wakefield where upon completion of the program, professional internships may be offered.

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International Attendees

International Attendees

The World Leadership Congress connects students from around the globe for a week of inspiration and action.

For eight days, our youth participants engage in leadership and team building exercises, participate in hands-on community service projects and learn from and speak with world class leaders in business, philanthropy, politics, entertainment, the media and more; all in a cross-cultural setting.

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Volunteer at HOBY

Volunteering at HOBY

Become a Part of Something Bigger and Change Lives!

HOBY programs are coordinated by over 4,000 volunteers, committed to making a difference for the youth of their state. Local HOBY Affiliates recruit new volunteers regularly to serve on their volunteer planning committees and corporate boards. There are many ways to participate and make a difference in your local community and on a global scale by working directly with students during HOBY programs.

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