The 2017 HOBY-NYE Leadership Seminar is Fri., June 2 - Sun. June 4th at SUNY Oneonta!

For 30 years, the New York East Hugh O'Brian Youth leadership seminar (HOBY NYE) has worked diligently
at inspiring and empowering young people to make a difference in our community.

What is HOBY?

It is our mission to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. The HOBY New York East seminar, held annually in New York's Capital Region since 1986, attracts over 200 students from more than 150 high schools across eastern New York State.

Get Involved!

Every HOBY New York East leadership seminar, CLEW, service project, and social event is planned and staffed entirely by volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of young people. Our success is built on the hard work and dedication of passionate volunteers. Find out how you can help!

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Do you want to learn more about HOBY? Whether you're a student, parent, school employee, or a potential volunteer, contact us for registration information, volunteer opportunities, and any questions you may have about our programs!

News & Events

Today 3/16 – Amazon Smile to Support HOBY NYE

Today only Amazon Smile is increasing their donation rate to 5% of eligible Amazon Smile purchase. An increase of 10 times their usual donation rate. If there’s anything you’ve considered buying, please purchase it today! Also bookmark Amazon Smile so all future purchases also benefit HOBY NYE! Not buying anything?? Spread the word to EVERYONE! Not […]

2017 Seminar Staff Applications Released!

HEY HOBY! HOBY NYE is still accepting applications for Program Assistants and Adult Staff! Please complete the form at: HOBY 2017 Adult Staff App HOBY 2017 Program Assistant App   Any questions, submit to Director of Staffing, Cara Sherwood HOBY Hugs!  

2016-2017 E-Board Announced

The votes have been counted and the results are in!  Our 2016-2017 HOBY NYE Alumni Association Executive Board members are: E-Board President: Hayden Hartman E-Board Vice President: James Wheeler E-Board Secretary: Clara Seo E-Board Fundraising: Rishabh Bisht   Area 1 Co-Presidents: Jack Ryan Mazzarelli and Josh Berry Area 2 President: Becky Bortell Area 3 President: Allison O’Keefe Area 4 […]

Party from the Couch: Buy Fashion and more to support HOBY!

Shop online tonight, February 2, 2015, starting at 8:30pm to support HOBY NY East! Buy fashion, jewelry and more right from the comfort of your own home, and even get free shipping on orders over $50. Plus, you’ll be supporting a local, Troy, NY based business! Click here to start shopping!

Staff Applications Released!

HEY HOBY! Guess what just got released!!! That’s right, staff applications for Junior Staff, Program Assistants and Adult Staff are now available for download and submission!  All completed apps should be returned to Tash Gushin at HOBY Hugs!   HOBY 2015 Adult Staff App HOBY 2015 Program Assistant App HOBY 2015 J Staff App

Pampered Chef Benefit

Together, we can make a difference. Order Pampered Chef products through this Benefit Catalog Show and up to 15 percent of total sales will go towards our cause. Plus, an extra $3 is contributed from every Show booked from the event.  Please support HOBY NYE with this wonderful annual benefit! Hosted By: Cara Sherwood Orders Due: […]

2014-2015 E-Board Announced

The votes have been counted and the results are in!  Our 2014-2015 HOBY NYE Alumni Association Executive Board members are: Co-Presidents: Ryan McCormick and Anum Hussain Vice President: Kunika Chahal Secretary: Kayla Campaña Public Relations: Katherine Curtis Area 1 President: Crae Wilkins Area 2 President: Area 3 President: Katie Myers Area 4 President:  Jonathan Bearden Area […]

Voting Open For 2014-2015 E-Board

Hey OUTSTANDING HOBY NYE alumni!  Voting is now open for positions on our HOBY NYE Alumni Association’s Executive Board! Download the HOBY NYE 2014-2015 E-Board Elections Packet , read the nominating statements submitted by your fellow alumni, and be sure to cast your vote(s) using our HOBY NYE E-Board 2014-2015 Voting Form on or before Friday, […]

Call for Nominations for Alumni E-Board 2014-2015!

Hey OUTSTANDING HOBY NYE Alumni! Do you love HOBY? Would you like to help set the course for our organization over the next year? Consider nominating yourself for a leadership position on our HOBY New York East Alumni Association’s Executive Board! To nominate yourself, send an e-mail to with subject line “Nominating Statement” and […]

Sunday Morning Newsletter

Another long day yesterday and today will bring the seminar to a close. Later our sophomores will reunite with their parents, once ambassadors, then, officially the newest HOBY Alumni members. Today is about the future, and discovering how to put it all together and actually live this year’s seminar theme – Be the Change. Download […]

Closing Ceremonies Info

We’ve had a lovely weekend with our ambassadors, and we’re sure you’re looking forward to seeing your sons and daughters soon. If you’re coming to closing ceremonies later today, here is a map with basic navigation for the program and check out. Click here for the map.

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