Inspiring, 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). What does HOBY mean to you?
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.
The New York East Leadership Seminar, now in it's 26th year, provides youth in eastern New York selected by their schools a unique 3-day motivational leadership training, service-learning and motivation-building experience. New York East HOBY also provides adults with opportunities to make a significant impact on the lives of youth by volunteering.
Today, over 375,000 proud alumni make HOBY stronger than ever. HOBY alumni are leaders in their schools and communities, throughout the United States and the world, making a difference for others through service. Want to see the impact of HOBY firsthand? Get involved as a student, school, parent, alumna/us, volunteer or supporter – simply select the area of your choice!
The HOBY Story - A Life Changing Experience
At this year's seminar over 200 eastern New York high school sophomores, and over 100 volunteer staff and business leaders will attend the New York East Leadership Seminar being hosted at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on May 31st through June 3rd.