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Sunshine Navarro Shively, HOBY’s Registration and Outreach Manager, attended the 2016 National Phi Sigma Pi Convention in Kansas City, MO. She wrote about her experience for their blog which was originally published August 28, 2016 · by Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity · in #psp100, #pspnc16, Centennial, Events, HOBY · … From the moment I […]

Guest Post: Phi Sigma Pi

Hello, HOBY!  We are so excited to become a part of the HOBY family. We’re Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity. We’re a gender inclusive National Honor Fraternity with Chapters at collegiate institutions all over the country. Here are some fast facts: There are 150 Phi Sigma Pi Chapters nationwide, 135 Collegiate Chapters plus 16 […]

The Return to Africa–

Author: Cheryl Brenn, Director of National Programs Most of us are familiar with the HOBY Story: In the summer of 1958, our founder, Hugh O’Brian received the invitation that would change his life. O’Brian, then 33, was in Winnipeg, Manitoba, parlaying his fame as television’s legendary Wyatt Earp into extra income by guest-starring with a circus. […]


“Those best parts of a good life: little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.” – William Wordsworth   Those associated with HOBY have a great understanding for the purpose of our programs and the ripple effect of good that the world feels each spring when 10,000 new HOBY ambassadors are inspired to bring good to,  and […]

HOBY will honor Honorable Joseph R. “Beau” Biden

THE HONORABLE JOSEPH R. “BEAU” BIDEN TO BE AWARDED HIGHEST HONOR BY Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership. The Albert Schweitzer Leadership Award, the highest honor given by Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY), will be posthumously presented to the Honorable Joseph R. “Beau” Biden, the former Attorney General of Delaware, at the organization’s Albert Schweitzer Leadership Awards […]

Guest Post- Duygu Terzi, HOBY Turkey

Duygu is 16 years old and she is from İstanbul, Turkey. She is studying at a boarding school called Darüşşafaka. Darüşşafaka is Turkey’s first non-government educational organization which changes lives by providing quality education to students whose mothers and/or fathers are deceased. She does theatre and plays piano at school and she likes taking part […]

Guest Post: Cassandra Hsiao, CA-S and WLC 2015

Cassandra is a 16-year-old Star Reporter and Movie Editor for,,, and LA Times’ High School Insider. She reviews films for kids and teens, attends media screenings, film festivals, red carpets, and press conferences, and conducts print and on-camera interviews with celebrities. She is also an editor for her school’s award-wining art and […]

Guest Blog: Michael Zaydon on the Emerging Leaders Symposium

Author Bio: Michael Zaydon, CPA Senior Associate – Private Equity Specialist Group PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in New York City 2006 Central PA HOBY Alumnus 2007-Present Central PA HOBY Leadership Seminar Facilitator 2013-Present Central PA HOBY Leadership Seminar Section Leader   The M&A Advisor named Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership the 2015/2016 Education Foundation Honoree and sponsored 20 […]

There’s nothing you can’t do– in New York.

Each Year, HOBY gathers in the heart of Manhattan to award the Albert Schweitzer Leadership Award to industry leaders in recognition of their philanthropic endeavors that align with HOBY’s mission to “inspire our global community of youth in leadership, service and innovation”. On May 4th, 2015  Over 330 HOBY supporters gathered at the Plaza Hotel in New York […]