HOBY Programs

As one of the premiere youth leadership organizations with hundreds of thousands of alumni, HOBY offers various programs to help empower youth with tools to become world-changers wherever they are.  HOBY alum can be found at all levels of government, business, entertainment industry, public service, non-profits, and the private sector.  Scroll down to check out some of HOBY's offerings.
Leadership Seminar

HOBY’s flagship program, the State Leadership Seminar, empowers high school sophomores to develop their leadership talents to become the leaders of their community. The seminar curriculum is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership and develops leadership from three perspectives: Personal Leadership, Group Leadership, and Leadership for Society.

Advanced Leadership Academy

HOBY’s college-prep program, the ALA, empowers high school juniors and seniors to become change leaders in their communities. The ALA helps address the question “What can I do to change the world?” and allows students to answer the call with their very own action plan for a service project or social enterprise to create social change. The ALA also allows them to earn one college unit/credit before entering university.

Community Leadership Workshop

A CLeW is HOBY’s introductory one-day leadership program for high school freshmen. A typical CLeW is six to ten hours long, with 50-100 freshmen participants, and focuses on leadership as a discipline to be explored and learned.

International Programs

As well as the WLC mentioned above, HOBY offers students global opportunities  with leadership and service-minded trips.  These are once in a lifetime learning and learning adventures.

World Leadership Congress

HOBY’s WLC is designed to allow students to discover their own personal leadership potential while becoming responsible and responsive global citizens. This group of over 420 ambassadors comprised of U.S. high school students and international students from all four corners of the globe convene for a week-long, life-changing, educational and leadership skills building program.


The HOBY experience doesn't have to end with a workshop or leadership seminar.  Giving back is a large part of what HOBY is all about.  There are many opportunities around the globe for HOBY alum and non-alum, alike, by volunteering at various HOBY events.

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