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SMART Fears

As a HOBY alumnus, you may have heard about a little something called SMART Goals, with the prevailing mantra that SMART Goals lead to smart actions. SMART Goals are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-based and they make us more effective and reliable leaders. Have you reached your SMART goals in the last year? Hopefully, […]

More like 2 Days of No Complaining?

The New Year asks us to take a hard look at ourselves, our habits and behavior, to make a judgment about the trajectory we are on. That is very much the spirit of our 21 Days of No Complaining Challenge. Many of you took the pledge with us to attempt to banish our inner Negative […]

Get $250 for your L4S or ALA project

Our partners at Peace First have an exciting opportunity for HOBY alumni who want to take their L4S and ALA projects to new heights! They just launched the Peace First Challenge: a national call-to-action for young people to identify solutions to issues in their community and put those ideas into action.

Freshman Year for Free!

A student who takes a Modern States course and passes the corresponding exam can gain credit at a traditional university at no cost.  Access to education is fundamental to a world that respects every individual, yet college affordability is one of our nation’s most rapidly growing social problems. Today, there are more than 44 million people with student debt totaling […]

Niharika Vattikonda 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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Food, HOBY and Strangers: #HOBYD12

Dinner for 12 Strangers is a long-time tradition implemented at some of the country’s best universities as a way to connect outstanding people in the same area.   Sitting down 12 strangers connected by only one common experience –HOBY– at a dinner table is an exciting and fun way to continue to develop yourself as a […]

Day of Remembrance: HOBY commemorates one year since founder Hugh O’Brian’s passing.

Today marks the first anniversary of the passing of HOBY Founder, actor, and humanitarian, Hugh O’Brian. On this day last year, our HOBY family of past and present volunteers, staff, and board members; alumni, family, friends, and fans were profoundly saddened by this huge loss. In the following days, an outpouring of love, stories of […]

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Thank you for a successful HOBY New York Gala!

With sincere thanks for the incredible generosity of our guests, sponsors, honorees, volunteers, donors and friends, the 2017 HOBY New York Gala was a success. We were honored to celebrate the many outstanding achievements of the evening’s honorees and delighted that so many of you believe in our mission to inspire and develop our global […]

2017 Outstanding Young Alumni– Max Rubenstein

Max Rubenstein, founder of Game Givers, will be presented with the prestigious Outstanding Young Alumni Award by Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) for his accomplishments and community service since attending HOBY’s leadership programs. This honor will be awarded during HOBY’s annual Albert Schweitzer Leadership Awards Gala on May 31 in New York City. HOBY’s Outstanding […]

2017 Outstanding Young Alumni– Annie Dempsey

Annie Dempsey, founder of the Miss Amazing Georgia Pageant, will be presented with the prestigious Outstanding Young Alumni Award by Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) for her accomplishments and community service since attending HOBY’s leadership programs. This honor will be awarded during HOBY’s annual Albert Schweitzer Leadership Awards Gala on May 31 in New York […]