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May is Global Youth Traffic Safety Month!

Hey HOBY! Did you know that May is Global Youth Traffic Safety Month? Global Youth Traffic Safety Month kicks off May 1! This annual campaign provides a tremendous opportunity for coordinated efforts by youth and traffic safety advocates to work together to raise awareness about issues impacting teens on the road. Did you know… Car crashes are […]

World Hunger Leadership Challenge

Hey HOBY! Interested in ending hunger in your community? Check out the World Hunger Leadership Challenge! The World Hunger Leadership Challenge was created by the USA TODAY Charitable Foundation and the Lift a Life Foundation, with assistance from the Yum! Foundation, to encourage middle and high school students to hone leadership skills by completing a […]

Peace First Prize

Do you or does someone you know embody compassion, courage, and the power to collaborate change? We think you do! Peace First recently launched the third annual Peace First Prize to celebrate young people leading change in their schools and communities. It is open to young people between the ages of 8 – 22 and will […]

Send a HOBY Hug this Valentine’s Day!

    HOBY Hugs aren’t just for the seminar! Valentine’s Day is Saturday, February 14th Spread the love and give a virtual HOBY Hug! With a $5.00 gift you can purchase a HOBY Hug online and HOBY will send a hug to anyone you choose– your friends, family, or those HOBY pals you are thinking […]

Alumna Spotlight: Blair Wortsmith

Blair Wortsmith is a 2013 HOBY Arkansas alumna from Little Rock, Arkansas. She was selected to be the 2014 Miss Teen International and has been passionately promoting youth initiatives across the globe. “My sophomore year I was chosen to attend the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar,” Blair says. “I had no idea at the […]

2015 OYA Semi-Finalists

Whether through community service, realizing personal and professional dreams, or starting their own non-profits, HOBY alumni are changing the world for the better. Do you know of a notable alumna/us or have news of your own to share? E-mail us at alumni@hoby.org. HOBY Outstanding Young Alumni Award The HOBY Outstanding Young Alumni Award was created to […]

Apply for the Disney Friends for Change Grant!

Hey HOBY… Looking for some funding to apply for a project? Check out this OUTSTANDING opportunity from Disney Friends for Change! Apply by February 18 and don’t forget to tell us what you plan to do for Global Youth Service Day in the comments! Disney Friends for Change Grants offer young change-makers $500 to gather […]

Alternate Student Invitation – Registration Directions

Only School Counselors may convert an alternate student to an attending student in HOBY’s online registration system.  Please log in with your school ID and password and follow these steps: Click on “Register Student” on the top menu bar. Scroll down to the Alternate Student Information. Below the Alternate Student’s information, click on the “Alternate Attending as an […]

HOBY & MLK Day 2015

Did you know that HOBY doesn’t just encourage community service, we also perform service in our local community? For the 2014 holidays, the staff of HOBY International spearheaded a food drive in their Westlake Village, California headquarters.  The staff, together with the tenants of their building, collected more than 150 pounds of food, which will allow […]

How to Pay the HOBY Registration Fee

Here are helpful Frequently Asked Questions (and answers) to assist school administrators in paying the registration fee using HOBY’s online registration system.  Have your school ID and password ready and follow the instructions below after you log in at https://reg.hoby.org/HOBYReg/login.aspx.  (Only school administrators are granted school IDs and passwords.  Sorry, parents and students.) HOW DO I PAY BY CREDIT CARD ONLINE? After […]