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Alumni Spotlight: Jackson Machesky – HOBY California-South, 2016

“Before HOBY, I knew that I wanted to do something to benefit individuals less fortunate than myself, but I did not know where to channel my efforts. Attending the HOBY [Southern California] Leadership Seminar gave me the resources to actually put my thoughts into action… HOBY gave me the expertise and facilitated my passion to […]

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When We Underestimate Youth Leaders

There is a near constant flurry of activity on the Loyola Lakeshore campus. It’s going on day 3 here in Chicago, IL at Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership’s longest and largest youth leadership event, the World Leadership Congress (WLC). Group sing-alongs and dance parties erupt out of thin air. Pedestrian traffic halts for spontaneous hugs and […]

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 […]

Emmah Bowers will receive the HOBY 2017 Outstanding Young Alumni Award

The HOBY Outstanding Young Alumni Award was created to recognize and honor HOBY alumni, ages 25 and under, for their accomplishments and service. The winners of the award have distinguished themselves as leaders among their peers and in their communities. They have served in their schools, neighborhoods, and communities and have made a significant difference […]

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6 Ways to Help– Disaster Recovery

Our thoughts continue to be with all of those affected by recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and throughout the Caribbean along with the earthquake victims in Mexico. HOBY is committed to helping our Global Community by empowering YOU, our hundreds of thousands of alumni, to do whatever you can to help the efforts […]

Kindness– let’s fill up the cup this week!

Guest Post by Tami Seeger: The challenges facing our communities and our world are often enormous and complicated. Often, we come with our own set of challenges. According to Psychology Today, approximately 15 million Americans struggle with some form of depression every year.  It can be difficult to know where to start. Luckily, there are […]

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. […]

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 […]

Region Y Volunteer Spotlights

National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and is about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.  According to Points of Light, “National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social […]

Region B Volunteer Spotlight

National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and is about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.  According to Points of Light, “National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social […]