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Welcome to Central PA HOBY!
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Who We Are

Group of students posing for a picture at the HOBY Dance.

Leaders Built Here

HOBY’s flagship program, the annual Leadership Seminar is designed for high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents in becoming effective, ethical leaders in their homes, schools, and communities. The four day seminar takes place each summer. In 2023 it will be held at Susquehanna University, where 200+ students students from throughout Central PA gather to experience hands on service projects, a full day model legislature, and interactive presentations from community and business leaders.

Four students holding wooden letters that spell HOBY.

About HOBY

Central PA HOBY is a non-profit organization focused on motivating and empowering young people to make a positive difference within our society through understanding and action. Central PA HOBY is the local affiliate of Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership. For more than 50 years HOBY has been known as the nation’s premier youth leadership development organization. Founded by actor Hugh O’Brian, HOBY works to help students become positive catalysts for change — in the home, school, and community.

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Alumni Information

Over 375,000 proud alumni make HOBY stronger than ever! The mission of the Central PA HOBY Alumni group is to promote continued educational and leadership opportunities through personal/professional development and hands-on, leadership skill-building activities. Participation can also help you reach your 100 leadership for service hours each year. Be an active member of this elite group so you can continue living the HOBY experience beyond your seminar year.


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