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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 […]

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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Complaining like your life depends on it

Can you go 21 Days without complaining? Like, not even once? We like to tell ourselves that venting is an important part of letting things go. But more often than not, retelling negative stories allows our thoughts to stay negative much longer than they would otherwise. Complaining is an obstacle to effective leadership. Such a leader […]

Scholarship Opportunities Only for HOBY Alumni!

Meet Nikki Adolphson, a 2013 HOBY Iowa Alumna and 2013 WLC Alumna who received full-tuition at Waldorf University in Forest City, Iowa. You can, too! 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 in valuable connections to […]

Leader of the Pack!

ALL NEW DOG TRAINING by HOBY! Use your HOBY skills to teach your DOG leadership! Proper leadership training is essential for a long, happy, and safe relationship with your dog, setting the foundation to ensure your dog stays alive, awake, alert, and enthusiastic. To make dog training an enjoyable and fulfilling activity, our approach is […]

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 […]

Make a Difference. Save lives.

As we start the New Year, we’re sure you’ve got your sights on exciting things like Spring Break, Grad Night, and Prom.  What if we told you that these three events are the trifecta of distracted and impaired driving?  That over the past five years, more than 5,000 people have been killed in crashes involving […]

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 […]

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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