Our purpose is to teach you how to think, not what to think. Each year, Iowa HOBY hosts an annual leadership seminar designed to prepare our country's high school sophomores to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, schools, workplace and community. HOBY Ambassadors are selected from each of Iowa's public and private high schools each fall.
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." Through a network of more than 4,000 volunteers nationwide, HOBY is able to provide lifelong leadership development opportunities that empower individuals to achieve their highest potential.
Iowa HOBY is celebrating more than 30
years of leadership seminars across the state and
the accomplishments of more than 5,000 Iowa high school
sophomores who have participated in the program since
our first seminar in 1967. The 2013 Iowa HOBY Leadership
Seminar will be held June 14-16th, 2013 at Central College
in Pella, Iowa.
For more information about the 2013 Iowa
HOBY leadership seminar, including the Ambassador selection process,
how to get involved as a volunteer, or to make a financial contribution,
please contact Rachel
Leadership Seminar Chair.
"One of the best things that Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) does is it labels every student who attends the conference a leader, whether they've ever considered themselves one before or not. Second thing it does is it allows sophomores, possibly for the first time in their lives, a chance to leave behind everyone's ideas of who they are. For that weekend...they're completely free to come up with their own definition of self...."
James Van Der Beek, Actor and 1993 HOBY Alumnus
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plan the 2013 HOBY seminar Interested
in making the 2013 Iowa HOBY Leadership Seminar an OUTSTANDING
one? Volunteers are needed to help recruit Ambassadors from
their high schools, raise funds and get gifts in kind, serve
on staff and more. Contact Rachel
Leadership Seminar Chair, to volunteer today. Check
out the OUTSANDING members of the planning team here.