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How to Become a Central PA HOBY Ambassador 

Each September, Central Pennsylvania HOBY's selection process begins when nomination materials are sent to our region's public and private high schools.


The 2024 Seminar will be held from May 30th-June 2nd at Millersville University. For more information, please get in touch with our Leadership Seminar Chair at

High school sophomores from schools within Central Pennsylvania are chosen to attend the Leadership Seminar based on the following qualifications:

  • Emerging leadership ability

  • Ability to work well with others

  • Desire for new pursuits

  • A willingness to learn and share

A sophomore leader is nominated by each school and is certified by the principal. Please contact your school guidance counselor and principal if you are interested in being nominated as an Ambassador from your school.


Long after our four-day Seminar ends, the influence of being an Ambassador continues. Each year, one male Ambassador and one female Ambassador are awarded scholarships to represent the Central Pennsylvania seminar at a week-long World Leadership Congress (WLC) held in the summer, where they join young leaders from every state in the US and over 30 countries around the world to continue their HOBY journey.

Seminar Information

Leadership Seminar Curriculum

The curriculum for this Leadership Seminar is based on HOBY’s vision to motivate and empower individuals to make a positive difference within our global society. HOBY believes students like you represent the future leaders of the world – leaders in business, education, government, or any field you choose – because YOU are someone who will make a difference. By developing and understanding effective and compassionate leadership, we hope you will be able to realize your leadership potential and take action in your homes, schools, workplace, communities, and the world.


Your HOBY experience will help you develop leadership from three perspectives:

  1. Personal Leadership

  2. Group Leadership

  3. Leadership for Society


We will focus on your individual growth for your leadership to make a better world and society for yourself and others. Everyone at HOBY believes in your ability to be a leader and affect our future. So, stand out and be outstanding! Show us who you are and what you can do. HOBY is your open door to a life of leadership and service. We can’t wait to learn what potential you will unlock through HOBY.

Group of ambassadors posing for a picture with their ambassadors.
Two HOBY staff members wearing HOBY merch posing for a picture.
An ambassadors speaking at the podium.
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