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Mission Statement


To inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation.


To motivate and empower individuals to make a positive difference within our global society through understanding and action based on effective and compassionate leadership.


is the heart and soul of our organization. We appreciate the myriad contributions of our volunteers, and recognize the power of thank you and of giving back. We seek to promote and encourage service among our stakeholders. We recognize and value the positive accomplishments that volunteers can achieve by working together. We believe that volunteers are positively impacted by our programs as much as the youth and communities we serve.

forms the foundation of our organization. We demand the highest level of ethics. We grow our organization based on interactions that promote mutual trust and respect with our stakeholders and partners. We strive to ensure the highest level of organizational effectiveness by continually reviewing our programs and processes to improve quality and efficiency.

We strive to continually raise our programs and business to new levels of EXCELLENCE. We encourage entrepreneurship and innovation in business, education, and social responsibility. We develop creative solutions to address challenges and to utilize opportunities. We believe that leadership skills can and should be continually improved and refined.

We value and embrace DIVERSITY. We seek out views that reflect all walks of life, and reflect those views in our programs. We are sensitive to the special needs and diverse backgrounds of individuals. We give all individuals an equal opportunity to be heard and to benefit from our programs.

We value COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS. We recognize the importance of working with community organizations to strengthen our supportive network. We value the input we receive from our community partners, and strive to work together cooperatively and constructively for the betterment of all.



HOBY has reached more than 345,000 students since 1958. Each year over 9,000 high school students around the world benefit from HOBY leadership programs. Over 4,000 volunteers roll up their sleeves to donate their time to make these seminars a reality.

Corporate Board:
The corporate board oversees all activities conducted under the HOBY name, has fiduciary responsibility that HOBY programs are operated according to HOBY International standards, and ensures the perpetuation of HOBY through strategic, long-range planning. Our main focus is to secure funding to support HOBY PA-East programs, and to oversee the operations of our three programs: the leadership seminar, community leadership workshops (CLEW) and the alumni association. If you are interested in joining the corporate board, please contact Christopher Hulton, Corporate Board President at mdaltonhulton9@yahoo.com.

Seminar Board:
Interested in helping plan our annual signature youth leadership event (held in late May)? Several seminar board director positions and committee members are needed to help with programming, fund-raising, soliciting gift-in-kind donations, recruiting students (especially from schools that have not previously participated), and much, MUCH more! If you are interested in joining the seminar board, please contact pamelabjacob@hotmail.com.

Interested in volunteering with HOBY PA-East? All new and returning volunteers must complete the annual on-line volunteer application:



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