About

Leadership Education Program for High School Sophomores

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) was founded by actor Hugh O’Brian in 1958 after Dr. Albert Schweitzer impressed upon him that “the most important thing in education is to teach young people to think for themselves”.

Fifty years later, HOBY Leadership Seminars around the world continue 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 New York Metro has furthered HOBY’s vision through a three-day youth leadership seminar at a local college campus. Each year, our seminar hosts over 150 student ambassadors who are nominated by their high school to represent the best young leaders New York has to offer. The seminar allows ambassadors to meet other ambitious and passionate students who can encourage, challenge, and inspire them.

1. Empower the Students

2. Encourage Students to Lead

3. Encourage Students to Excel