The 2016 HOBY-NYE Leadership Seminar is Fri., June 3 - Sun. June 5th @ SUNY Oneonta.

For over 25 years, the New York East Hugh O'Brian Youth leadership seminar (HOBY NYE) has worked diligently
at helping young people make a difference in our community.

What is HOBY?

It is our mission to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. The HOBY New York East seminar, held annually in New York's Capital Region since 1986, attracts over 200 students from more than 150 high schools across eastern New York State.

Get Involved!

Every HOBY New York East leadership seminar, CLeW, service project, and social event is planned and staffed entirely by volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of young people. Our success is built on the hard work and dedication of these passionate volunteers. Help us change lives!

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Do you want to learn more about HOBY? Whether you're a student, parent, school employee, or a potential volunteer, contact us for registration information, volunteer opportunities, any questions you may have, or feedback about our programs!

News & Events

Party from the Couch: Buy Fashion and more to support HOBY!

Shop online tonight, February 2, 2015, starting at 8:30pm to support HOBY NY East! Buy fashion, jewelry and more right from the comfort of your own home, and even get free shipping on orders over $50. Plus, you’ll be supporting a local, Troy, NY based business! Click here to start shopping!

Staff Applications Released!

HEY HOBY! Guess what just got released!!! That’s right, staff applications for Junior Staff, Program Assistants and Adult Staff are now available for download and submission!  All completed apps should be returned to Tash Gushin at HOBY Hugs!   HOBY 2015 Adult Staff App HOBY 2015 Program Assistant App HOBY 2015 J Staff App

Pampered Chef Benefit

Together, we can make a difference. Order Pampered Chef products through this Benefit Catalog Show and up to 15 percent of total sales will go towards our cause. Plus, an extra $3 is contributed from every Show booked from the event.  Please support HOBY NYE with this wonderful annual benefit! Hosted By: Cara Sherwood Orders Due: […]

2014-2015 E-Board Announced

The votes have been counted and the results are in!  Our 2014-2015 HOBY NYE Alumni Association Executive Board members are: Co-Presidents: Ryan McCormick and Anum Hussain Vice President: Kunika Chahal Secretary: Kayla Campaña Public Relations: Katherine Curtis Area 1 President: Crae Wilkins Area 2 President: Area 3 President: Katie Myers Area 4 President:  Jonathan Bearden Area […]

Voting Open For 2014-2015 E-Board

Hey OUTSTANDING HOBY NYE alumni!  Voting is now open for positions on our HOBY NYE Alumni Association’s Executive Board! Download the HOBY NYE 2014-2015 E-Board Elections Packet , read the nominating statements submitted by your fellow alumni, and be sure to cast your vote(s) using our HOBY NYE E-Board 2014-2015 Voting Form on or before Friday, […]

Call for Nominations for Alumni E-Board 2014-2015!

Hey OUTSTANDING HOBY NYE Alumni! Do you love HOBY? Would you like to help set the course for our organization over the next year? Consider nominating yourself for a leadership position on our HOBY New York East Alumni Association’s Executive Board! To nominate yourself, send an e-mail to with subject line “Nominating Statement” and […]

Sunday Morning Newsletter

Another long day yesterday and today will bring the seminar to a close. Later our sophomores will reunite with their parents, once ambassadors, then, officially the newest HOBY Alumni members. Today is about the future, and discovering how to put it all together and actually live this year’s seminar theme – Be the Change. Download […]

Closing Ceremonies Info

We’ve had a lovely weekend with our ambassadors, and we’re sure you’re looking forward to seeing your sons and daughters soon. If you’re coming to closing ceremonies later today, here is a map with basic navigation for the program and check out. Click here for the map.

Saturday Morning Newsletter

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Friday Morning Newsletter

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Flower Power Fundraiser!

April showers could bring you some beautiful May flowers from Flower Power… and help send a deserving high school sophomore to our HOBY NYE 2014 leadership seminar, May 30 – June 1 at RPI in Troy, NY! Whether you’re looking for a nice Mother’s Day gift or just to add some color to your home, […]

Vote for HOBY! DZ Restaurants’ Raising Dough Contest

Hey HOBY!  We need YOU (and your friends, family – everyone!) to take ONE MINUTE of your time to help us win an OUTSTANDING fundraising opportunity! Vote for HOBY in DZ Restaurants’ Raising Dough: Social Responsibility 2014 Contest! Link: Raising Dough: Social Responsibility 2014 Survey (we’re in the right-most column, partway down) The top 12 nonprofits will […]

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