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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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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 […]

Region O 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 […]

Region H 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 […]

Alumnae Spotlights: Meet Petra and Rose!

Meet Petra Chiabi and Rose Parisi, two outstanding HOBY alumnae! Petra Chiabi Warwick Valley High School Chester, NY HOBY 2014 New York East Leadership Seminar Teens for Jeans Drive Leader “After HOBY, I was so full of excitement and energy that in a way I felt obligated to take what I learned and make an […]

2015 HOBY Training Institute

Each summer, HOBY conducts a Training Institute (TI), gathering its key volunteer leaders from across the nation. Volunteers learn and exchange ideas on best practices in program management and development, youth leadership training, fundraising, recruitment, marketing, and more. The participants return to their home sites and resume their responsibilities with renewed enthusiasm and vision, and […]