To motivate and empower individuals to make a positive difference within our global society, through understanding and action, based on effective and compassionate leadership.
To inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation.
Founded in 1958, HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation.
HOBY programs are conducted annually throughout the United States, serving local and international high school students. HOBY programs provide students selected by their schools to participate in unique leadership training, service-learning and motivation-building experiences.
HOBY also provides adults with opportunities to make a significant impact on the lives of youth by volunteering. Over 4,000 committed HOBY volunteers plan and execute the programs each year, serving both at the local HOBY affiliate level and on HOBY’s Board of Trustees. Due to the selfless efforts of volunteers and the contributions of generous donors, nearly 10,000 students participate in HOBY programs annually.
Today, over 375,000 proud alumni make HOBY stronger than ever. HOBY alumni are leaders in their schools and communities, throughout the United States and the world, making a difference for others through service. Want to see the impact of HOBY firsthand? Get involved as a student, school, parent, alumna/us, volunteer or supporter.
The HOBY ND Alumni program is a great opportunity for HOBY ambassadors to stay involved in HOBY after the seminar weekend. HOBY Alumni have opportunities to participate in alumni activities and get involved in their own communities. Each alumni is challenged to complete and log 100 hours of community service the year following their seminar.