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Mission Statement

Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership provides lifelong leadership development opportunities that empower individuals to achieve their highest potential.


Inspiring, Educational, Altruistic, 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 provide lifelong leadership development opportunities that empower individuals to achieve their highest potential. HOBY programs are conducted annually throughout the United States, serving local and international high school students.

HOBY programs provide youth selected by their schools to participate in unique leadership training, service-learning and motivation-building experiences. HOBY also provides adults with opportunities to make a significant impact on the lives of youth by volunteering. Over 4,000 committed HOBY volunteers plan and execute the programs each year, serving both at the local HOBY affiliate level and on HOBY's Board of Trustees. Due to the selfless efforts of volunteers and the contributions of generous donors, nearly 9,000 students participate in HOBY programs annually.

Today, over 365,000 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.



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Would you recommend Southwest Ohio Hugh O'Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership?

by Kirk B. (2010-11-22 06:45:59.0)
HOBY is the most O-U-T-S-T-A-N-D-I-N-G program in the world. Over my 15+ years with the program I have seen lives changed, friends made, and a commitment to youth and service. HOBY teaches you "how to think" and not "what to think" I am so proud of each Ambassador and staff member who give up time to make a better world and change it for the better. The Ambassadors are the future of this country and HOBY give them the tools to overcome adversity and to push on through whatever comes there way. Donna Sizemore and the rest of the staff are an inspiration to us all and I am so blessed to have them in my life. Kirk Bell, HOBY Ambassador 1995