Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership - Kentucky
What we're All about
Our mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation.
We welcome school and community nominated students to 4-day seminars each spring/summer. These student ambassadors participate in facilitated dialogue and abilities-based workshops to develop awareness of their leadership strengths and an understanding of their leadership values. Through these dynamic activities with their peers, students hone their skills and learn to recognize, amplify, and collaborate with the diverse strengths of others. One weekend at a HOBY seminar unlocks a student’s leadership potential and helps them gain the confidence to make a positive impact on the world around them.
The Kentucky seminar is proven to cultivate personal growth and inspire action. Students leave HOBY with the knowledge and passion needed to make a positive impact on the world around them. Being a part of the HOBY community unlocks a world of opportunities and connections beyond our seminars.
Hoby on a global scale
Seminars just like ours happen each year all over the world! State seminars are only one piece to the larger HOBY puzzle. Ambassadors from each seminar are encouraged to attend HOBY's World Leadership Congress (WLC). Each summer, the WLC hosts student ambassadors representing all 50 United States and 15+ countries in a major U.S. city. This week-long, immersive leadership experience challenges students to think critically, communicate effectively, and act with integrity. The WLC leaves students with a robust global network and the tools to change the world around them.