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HOBY will honor Honorable Joseph R. “Beau” Biden

THE HONORABLE JOSEPH R. “BEAU” BIDEN TO BE AWARDED HIGHEST HONOR BY Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership. The Albert Schweitzer Leadership Award, the highest honor given by Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY), will be posthumously presented to the Honorable Joseph R. “Beau” Biden, the former Attorney General of Delaware, at the organization’s Albert Schweitzer Leadership Awards […]

Guest Post- Duygu Terzi, HOBY Turkey

Duygu is 16 years old and she is from İstanbul, Turkey. She is studying at a boarding school called Darüşşafaka. Darüşşafaka is Turkey’s first non-government educational organization which changes lives by providing quality education to students whose mothers and/or fathers are deceased. She does theatre and plays piano at school and she likes taking part […]

Guest Post: Cassandra Hsiao, CA-S and WLC 2015

Cassandra is a 16-year-old Star Reporter and Movie Editor for,,, and LA Times’ High School Insider. She reviews films for kids and teens, attends media screenings, film festivals, red carpets, and press conferences, and conducts print and on-camera interviews with celebrities. She is also an editor for her school’s award-wining art and […]

Alternate Student Invitation – Registration Directions

Only School Counselors may convert an alternate student to an attending student in HOBY’s online registration system.  Please log in with your school ID and password and follow these steps: Click on “Register Student” on the top menu bar. Scroll down to the Alternate Student Information. Below the Alternate Student’s information, click on the “Alternate Attending as an […]

How to Pay the HOBY Registration Fee

Here are helpful Frequently Asked Questions (and answers) to assist school administrators in paying the registration fee using HOBY’s online registration system.  Have your school ID and password ready and follow the instructions below after you log in at  (Only school administrators are granted school IDs and passwords.  Sorry, parents and students.) HOW DO I PAY BY CREDIT CARD ONLINE? Find […]

New Year, New Resolutions

A New Year offers a fresh start for many; new fitness and eating habits, better time management, increased financial savings. However, it is rare that improving leadership skills is on the forefront of the New Year’s resolution list. Effective and sound leadership is one of life’s most important skill sets and yet it is often […]

GUEST BLOG: Being an OYA winner

By 2014 Outstanding Young Alumni Recipient, Sara Surani. Thrills. Excitement. Nerves. Happiness. Outstanding—that is how I would describe my time in New York as an Outstanding Youth Alumni recipient. It is an incredible feeling when you are helping people, but it is even more incredible when you know that you are not alone in this […]

What are you #GIVINGTUESDAY?

What is #GivingTuesday? We have a day for giving thanks, we have two for getting deals but the most important day of the holiday season may be  #GivingTuesday. A day for giving back. On December 2nd, global charities, families, businesses, community centers, students and more will recognize that being part of a movement of GIVING […]

HOBY take on tough topics for teens in Turkey!

Written by: Cheryl Brenn If you’re going to talk about digital storytelling, then why not ask an Emmy award winning videographer and producer to lead the conversation? That’s just what HOBY Turkey did when they planned their first Community Leadership Workshop (CLeW) of the 2014-2015 program year, Digital Storytelling: Using New Media to Pursue Your […]