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IWU Welcomes HOBY Student Leaders, Introduces Scholarship

Approximately 160 high school student leaders attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Seminar on the Illinois Wesleyan University campus June 14-17. In conjunction with hosting the annual seminar for students in the Illinois Central South region (ILCS), the University is also introducing a $1,000 scholarship – available beginning in the fall of 2019 – for HOBY alumni. Founded in […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Valerie Nguyen – HOBY Virginia, 2016

  “Before attending HOBY, I was confused what my true passion was in life. In History class, my mind always wandered off to what I could be doing for childhood cancer. Because I knew I was a “blue” style leader from HOBY, I was able to play my strengths of “people skills” with the sponsors that I […]

Dear World Changer, Just Don’t Quit

Dear World Changer, I get it. You want to change the world. You want to launch that business. You want to feed starving children. You want to change this nation’s laws on equality, gun rights, healthcare and more. You want to make an impact … a difference. And, spoiler alert, you are capable of that […]

Apply to be Youth Observer to the United Nations

Do you have a passion for international affairs? Do you want to travel the country and the world to serve as a voice for young Americans? You just might be the next U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations. Applications are now open to apply to be the 2018-2019 U.S. Youth Observer to the UN! […]

Waldorf University has scholarships for HOBY Alumni

Waldorf University’s Pillars Scholarship program is offering several scholarship opportunities exclusively to HOBY Alumni! The scholarships are for new residential students interested in living-and-learning environments and interested invaluable connections to faculty, internship experience, opportunities for research and/or service projects in one of the areas below. Art Biology Business Campus Ministry Creative Writing – English Digital […]


The M&A Advisor continues its 17-year history of recognizing the importance of leadership by establishing a partnership with HOBY (Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership), an international nonprofit that has been inspiring a global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation since 1958. With over 450,000 alumni in more than […]


Join HOBY in Ireland with ASLFL’s International Youth Leadership Conference

  “I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.”   – Albert Schweitzer   Hugh O’Brian was deeply moved by the work of humanitarian Dr. Albert Schweitzer, who was his […]

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Get $250 for your L4S or ALA project

Are you working on a project to change your community? Remember to apply for a Peace First mini-grant of up to $250 by March 31st! You can apply for a grant on your project page at PeaceFirst.Org Our partners at Peace First have an exciting opportunity for HOBY alumni who want to take their L4S […]

Freshman Year for Free!

A student who takes a Modern States course and passes the corresponding exam can gain credit at a traditional university at no cost.  Access to education is fundamental to a world that respects every individual, yet college affordability is one of our nation’s most rapidly growing social problems. Today, there are more than 44 million people with student debt totaling […]

What the HOBY Advanced Leadership Academy Means to Rob Baurley

  What does HOBY mean to you? When we talk about HOBY, especially alumni, it is important to understand that person’s HOBY Story and how it affects their daily life. A HOBY Story is how one relates their HOBY experience, in terms that anyone can understand. My HOBY Story is very simple. I needed and […]

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