leadership for all

HOBY's vision is "To motivate and empower individuals to make a positive difference within our global society through understanding and action, based on effective and compassionate leadership." HOBY's success is the direct result of its 4,000 national volunteers who plan and execute its programs.

reaching the world

All across the country, volunteers, schools, students and alumni have caught the HOBY spirit. Thousands of men and women have participated or volunteered in Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) programs, making it America's premier youth leadership development program.


thank you to our generous donors & sponsors!


Started in 1958 by legendary actor Hugh O'Brian, the HOBY program nationally reaches out to every public and private high school as well as conducting HOBY-style programs internationally including programs in Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, China, Korea, Taiwan, Israel, and Iraq.

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catch the spirit

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HOBY'S global impact makes it one of the most successful international student programs in the world. Learn more about HOBY and ways you can get involved:


Leadership Seminar

June 17-19, 2022

Bismarck State college

HOBY’s flagship program, the State Leadership Seminar is designed to help high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community. ​Students explore their own personal leadership skills while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in their community.

2022 Registration Kit

Secure Energy Services US, LLC

Aafedt-McCabe Family Fund

Terrance Rockstad

Lance K. Bergstrom, MD, FACS, of Bergstrom Eye          and Laser Clinic

Braun Distributing

Dakota Community Bank and Trust

​Papa's Pumpkin Patch

Hetland ENT

Fleischer & Johnson Wealth Management, Inc.

Bravera Bank

Dave and Becky Skalsky

Tess and Brian Schmidt

Andy & Terri Wilder
Justin Voller/Rocketman Jet Services, LLC

North Dakota National Guard

Gate City Bank

CHI St. Alexius Health

Bismarck State College
2022 ND HOBY Volunteers and Team Alumni