Hear our alumni from around the world talk about what HOBY means to them:

What world leaders are saying about HOBY:

“An extraordinarily high proportion of HOBY participants have gone on to leadership positions in business, government and education. This is just one of the reasons leading colleges and universities take special notice of student applications that feature HOBY participation.”

– Dr. Malcolm Gillis, University Professor and Former President of Rice University


“By encouraging leadership and educating teenagers about the vast world of opportunities before them, the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) program is making a very important contribution to our nation’s future.”

– Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former United States Secretary of State


“Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership has continuously responded to societal changes for over 46 years, ensuring its ability to inspire young men and women so that they, in turn, may make positive contributions to their communities. Through HOBY leadership seminars… young people are given an extraordinary opportunity to prepare to become the leaders of tomorrow.”

– Norman R. Augustine, Former Chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin Corp.


“You know, we business people like to say we’re driven by the bottom line. The real bottom line is the future, and we owe it to our youth to prepare them for that. Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) does just that. By promoting leadership, HOBY is building a corps of young people who will be prepared to meet the challenges facing future generations.”

– Ted Turner, Chairman, Turner Broadcasting Systems