2023 Seminar Information

Alabama HOBY
Dates: May 26-28, 2023
Location: Troy University

Guidance Counselors should use the link below to register their school’s student representative (Ambassador).  If you are a parent or student who is interested in attending a HOBY seminar, please contact your school’s guidance counselor to express interest. You may direct them to this site for more information. Please email if you experience challenges during the registration process. 

 Click here to register your student for AL HOBY 2023!

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Why send your student to HOBY?

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) has been an acclaimed youth leadership program since its inception in 1958 and is endorsed by respected educational organizations as the American Association of School Administrators, National Association of Secondary School Principals, National Parents Teachers Association, Council of Chief State School Officers, National School Boards Association, and America’s Promise.

HOBY’s unique youth leadership development programs are designed to prepare youth to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace, and community.

Don’t let your students miss out on this valuable program that has educated and motivated more than 375,000 high school students! HOBY is confident you know at least one 10th grader with demonstrated or potential leadership skills. Show your students you care and will invest in their future. Begin by registering a sophomore for your local HOBY Leadership Seminar or find out more before registering.

Some of the positive outcomes of participating in a HOBY program include:

Improved critical thinking skills.

By presenting multiple viewpoints on important issues, HOBY encourages participants to evaluate all issues from a critical perspective. Effective leaders make informed decisions.

Enhanced leadership skills.

HOBY’s phase-based curriculum, question-and-answer sessions with community leaders, small group discussions, interactive activities, hands-on service-learning experiences, and opportunities to engage in leadership roles enable participants to better understand leadership and begin to identify their own particular leadership strengths.

Developing goal-setting skills.

All aspects of the HOBY Leadership Seminar are geared to encourage participants to see leadership as a life-goal worth pursuing. At the conclusion of the HOBY Leadership Seminar, participants are encouraged to identify personal goals and commit to achieving one or more within the six months that follow.

Realizing the importance of leadership.

Through HOBY’s Leadership for Service program, participants are challenged to complete 100 hours of volunteer service in our communities and to create service opportunities for others.