Get to know HOBY

Get to know HOBYInspiring, Educational, Compassionate, Energizing, Enthusiastic, Motivating, Transforming, Long-Lasting, and Life-Changing.

These are some of the words that students, schools, parents, alumni, volunteers and supporters use to describe Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (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.

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2014 HOBY Seminar Check-in

Check-in for the 2014 Seminar will begin at 7am on...


Information Packets Due

Completed Parent Packets for the HOBY Seminar are due...


Registration Packets Due

Registrations are due by March 15, 2014 for the...


Life After HOBY

Now that your HOBY New York West seminar is over, it’s time to put what you’ve learned into practice.

You are now part of the HOBY family of over 375,000 alumni who lead in their schools, serve their communities, and go on to realize success in a number of areas. We are here to help you along that road with resources, ideas, and support. Being a HOBY Alum is special. HOBY alumni serve their communities, they lead in their schools, and they go on to realize success in a number of areas.

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Your contribution can help ensure the success of this and future year's seminars. Please consider making a donation to the HOBY NY West chapter.


Amanda’s Story

HOBY…four simple letters that have so much meaning and yet are so hard to explain.

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Amber’s Story

As cliché as it sounds, HOBY truly changed my life. I came to HOBY years ago as a terribly shy 15 year old.

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Chase’s Story

HOBY changed my perspective on life. Before HOBY in high school I was involved in very little besides school itself. After HOBY I became very engaged in what was happening around me.

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Contact HOBY.

HOBY New York West

Post Office Box 1690

Batavia, New York 14021-1690

(585) 210-2566