Inspiring, Educational, Altruistic, Energizing, Enthusiastic, Motivating,
Transforming, Long-Lasting, and Life-Changing

These are some of the words that students, schools, parents, alumni, volunteers and supporters use to describe Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY). What does HOBY mean to you?

Founded in 1958, HOBY’s mission is to provide lifelong leadership development opportunities that empower individuals to achieve their highest potential. HOBY programs are conducted annually throughout the United States, serving local and international high school students.

HOBY programs provide youth selected by their schools to participate in unique leadership training, service-learning and motivation-building experiences. Due to the selfless efforts of volunteers and the contributions of generous donors, nearly 9,000 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.

HOBY Nebraska is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered with the Nebraska Secretary of State’s office. Our primary mission is to sponsor an outstanding leadership development conference for over 175 high school sophomores each summer. Additional programming is offered to high school freshmen and HOBY alumni throughout the year.  HOBY Nebraska was founded over 35 years ago, and has held seminars at multiple sites across the state.  Beginning in 2017, the seminar was moved to the campus of Concordia University in Seward, NE, where it remains today.