Leadership Seminars (LS)

Leadership Seminars (LS)

HOBY’s flagship program, the State Leadership Seminar (LS) is designed to help high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community.

Students explore their own personal leadership skills while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in their community.

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2016 Registration Kit  

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2016 World Leadership Congress

Registration for the World Leadership Congress Now Open !

HOBY's annual international youth leadership event, The World Leadership Congress (WLC), is a dynamic leadership program that brings together students (or "ambassadors" as we like to call them here at HOBY) from the U.S. and abroad.

This group of over 420 ambassadors comprised of U.S. high school students and international students from all four corners of the globe convene for a week-long, life-changing, educational and leadership skills building program.

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2016 WLC Humboldt Community Service - Chicago, IL

College Aid Planning (CAP) Program

College Aid Planning (CAP) Program

Student loan debt owed in the U.S. is over $1.2 Trillion; larger than the total amount of credit card debt and auto loans.

Two of the main reasons families accrue so much college debt are 1) the inability to prepare/save for college; and 2) difficulty understanding the complicated financial aid process.

HOBY’s CAP program provides assistance to families and Ambassadors through the aid process. We will work you through the financial aid web, ensuring the necessary forms are completed in a timely and accurate manner.

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2016 HOBY iTour - Global Student Leaders Summit

2015 HOBY International Tour Program - Paris Group Picture

HOBY has partnered with EF Tours for an adventure of a lifetime

Open to all high school students, we will meet in Boston and depart for our adventure to London. Once we arrive in London we will visit the British Library (home of the Magna Carta), ride the London Eye, visit the BBC’s World Headquarters and Tech City, one of the largest technology start-up incubator programs in the world. We’ll take a night ferry to The Netherlands where we will stay at The Hague for a two day leadership conference with over 500 students from around the US and Europe, as well as visit the International Peace Courts, and even take a side trip to learn about climate change at Delft. Our last stop on this amazing trip will be Amsterdam where among other locations we will visit the Anne Frank House before returning to Boston. Click on the button below and enroll into this once-in-a-lifetime program (Tour # 1724571EC)

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New HOBY L4S Mobile App Released!

New HOBY L4S App

New HOBY App with Leadership for Service (L4S) portal released. Download from your app store for free! Simply search for HOBY. Then log your volunteer hours!

E-mail L4S@hoby.org if you need your Username and Password. #HOBYL4S

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For five decades, Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) has worked diligently at helping young people make a difference and become positive catalysts for change—in the home, school, workplace and the community. Learn more about the HOBY experience.

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Financial Information

Learn more about HOBY and the programs that have inspired so many students and volunteers to dedicate their lives to leadership, service, and innovation.

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2014 Annual Report (PDF)
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