Get to Know HOBY

Get to know HOBYInspiring, Educational, Compassionate, Energizing, Enthusiastic, Motivating, Transforming, Long-Lasting & 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. Click here to learn more today!



HOBY NY West Seminar

The HOBY New York West 2015 Seminar will be...


Final Registration Deadline

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Pre-Seminar Materials Due

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Life After HOBY

Now that the HOBY is over, it’s time to put what you’ve learned into practice.

You are now part of the HOBY family of more than 375,000 alumni who lead in their schools, serve in 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 part of the HOBY family is special.

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Your contribution will help ensure the success of this and future years' seminars. Truly, every amount makes a difference. Please consider making a donation today.


Anthony’s Story

HOBY is a way of living. Before I attended my first conference, I was shy and had a lot of anxiety about talking to other people – especially in front of large groups. Enter HOBY: a conference that makes you leave your cliché high school perspectives behind in order to build leadership skills. At HOBY, […]

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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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Contact HOBY

P.O. Box 1690

Batavia, N.Y. 14021