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Shoot For the Moon: A Look Back at HOBY in 2018

I just finished a brisk walk through midtown Manhattan, visiting HOBY alumni, board members, volunteers and donors. I come to NYC regularly but there is always something particularly special about the city in December. It can be cold and wet, but throughout the day, there is something different about the usual NYC hustle and bustle; […]

Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Laible – HOBY Pennsylvania Central, 2017

“HOBY has given me the courage to serve others before myself.” In the summer of 2018, Sarah Laible, who attended the HOBY Pennsylvania Central seminar in 2017, volunteered in Madagascar with Operation Christmas Child. Sarah writes, “Last summer I had the opportunity of a lifetime to travel with Operation Christmas Child to give less fortunate […]

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Giving The Gift of Leadership

The most important words uttered in HOBY history were spoken by Dr. Schweitzer, “the most important thing in education is to teach young people to think for themselves.” The thought shook Hugh O’Brian to his core and in 1958, he put Schweitzer’s words into action by founding HOBY. 60 years later, more than 500,000 students […]

In One Instant is Making a Difference

The time is NOW. You can save lives with In One Instant. It’s easy: Get the program scheduled at your school now and implement it before summer! Your friends will thank you for making them aware of reckless and distracted driving before prom, Senior night, and graduation. Made for teens by teens, the lasting impact […]

THE M&A ADVISOR GETS SERIOUS ABOUT YOUTH LEADERSHIP WITH HOBY

The M&A Advisor continues its 17-year history of recognizing the importance of leadership by establishing a partnership with HOBY (Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership), an international nonprofit that has been inspiring a global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation since 1958. With over 450,000 alumni in more than […]

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Here we are again–be a leader that takes action.

Here we are again.  Another senseless, tragic school shooting leaving a trail of devastation, pain and loss in it’s wake.  What was once unimaginable and unspeakable now feels routine.  And that may be the greatest shame of these tragedies. Yes, our thoughts and prayers always go out to the victims, families and the communities but […]

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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