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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.

leadership for all

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.

thank you to our generous donors & sponsors!

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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.


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 21-23, 2019

Bismarck, ND

Secure Energy Services US, LLC
Terrance Rockstad

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

Papa's Pumpkin Patch

Chad Wachter - Wachter, Inc.

Hetland ENT

Steve and Rose Santini
Jerod and Mylynn Tufte

Dave and Becky Skalsky
Justin Voller/Rocketman Jet Services, LLC

Stevens Auctioneers

Mark and Janell Anderson

North Dakota National Guard

Gate City Bank

CHI St. Alexius Health
2019 ND HOBY Volunteers and Team Alumni

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.

2019 Registration Kit