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Gratitude in a Time of Crisis

by Cheryl Brenn, HOBY Chief International Programs Officer There is no doubt we are in the midst of a global health crisis.  We are navigating, continually changing environments and situations, some of which we couldn’t even imagine just a week or two ago.  Ask any high school or college student if they thought they would […]

The Responsibility of the Stewardship of Leadership

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) has a long history of youth leadership development and community service. These values are at the core of our mission. Since 1958, HOBY has provided transformative leadership development training to over 570,000 high school students in the U.S. and abroad. Students who attend a State Leadership Seminar, a  3–4 day […]

Alumni Spotlight: David Hollie – HOBY Alabama, 2015

“HOBY played a vital role in inspiring my commitment to service and leadership. The conference itself was the catalyst that opened my eyes to my purpose and obligation to humanity. The speakers and participants awakened the passion I had on the inside to impact society in a positive manner. The atmosphere and experience there ignited […]

Finding Your “Sonder” at HOBY’s World Leadership Congress

Staying on a college campus in Chicago for the World Leadership Conference (WLC)—what an opportunity! Thanks to her positive experience at HOBY Arizona, my daughter jumped at the chance to attend The World Leadership Congress (WLC). My husband, daughter, and I are so glad that she attended. In explaining HOBY to others, I say that […]

HOBY 2019: A Year in Review with the CEO

“HOBY taught me how to be a good leader, that being a leader means not only being connected with others but also connected to the world.” Azra Gokdenir 2019 HOBY Turkey Ambassador   I am writing this while returning from HOBY’s first-ever seminar in Istanbul, Turkey, at Darusaffaka, a school for low-income orphans and children who […]

A Little Change Goes a Long Way: How to Express Your Gratitude This Year

Milagros’ HOBY experience is not unique; in fact, it is more common than people can possibly realize.  HOBY changes young people, regardless of age, geography, ethnicity, socio-economic status, etc., into effective, compassionate and inspiring leaders. Perhaps you already know that through your personal experiences with HOBY. The season of gratitude and kindness is upon us.  […]