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 provides youth in eastern New York leadership training, service-learning, and motivation-building experience over the course of 3-days. HOBY New York East also provides adults with opportunities to make a significant impact on the lives of youth through 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!
A Sampling of Activities
Personal Leadership Development
Through guided personal reflection,
students will understand their values, ethics, and current leadership abilities.
Group Leadership Simulation
Students will participate in simulated leadership games
allowing them to explore group dynamics and get hands on experience.
Students explore and discuss issues in our society and solutions.
All viewpoints are encouraged. We support addressing controversy with civility.
Team Building Activities
All students will be assigned a group and will
be awarded the opportunity to bond with the team and develop friendships.
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Review a prior year's schedule for insight into our activities.
Read and explore our 2022 Program Book
The HOBY Story
Read more about the origins of our program.
Leadership for Service
Learn about our alumni service challenge.
Attending our Seminar
Our seminar is targeted at High School Sophomores. High schools - both public and private - in the New York counties of Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Orange, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, and Washington are invited to send a representative. Home schooled students are also welcome to enroll. Additionally, we welcome community organizations to nominate students for our programs. In the past, local YMCAs, The Brothers@, scouting organizations, and the Boys and Girls Clubs have recommended students to attend HOBY NY East.
For information on how to register for the upcoming seminar, please contact Registration@hobynye.org.