The 2014 HOBY-NYE Leadership Seminar is Fri., May 30th - Sun. June 1st @ RPI, Troy, NY.

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!

Contact Us

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

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 […]

Spring CLeWs Scheduled for Areas 1, 3, and 5!

The Spring CLeW (Community Leadership Workshop) season is already upon us, and we’re excited to introduce OUTSTANDING high school freshmen around eastern New York State to HOBY!  Our annual Area 3 CLeW will be held Saturday, March 1st at Shaker Junior High School in Latham, NY, followed by an Area 1 CLeW on Saturday, March […]

UPDATE: Change of Date for Upcoming Take the Lead Zumbathon®

Due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to RESCHEDULE our Second Annual Take the Lead Zumbathon® Benefit for HOBY NYE.  The event will now be held on Sunday, February 16, 2014 2:00pm-4:00pm with registration beginning @ 1:30pm The location and other details remain the same: Best Fitness 911 Central Avenue Albany, NY 12206 […]

Community Leadership Workshop (CLeW) announced for Shaker High School

The Community Leadership Workshop (CLeW) for Shaker High School is scheduled for March 1, 2014. A CLeW is a one-day introductory HOBY leadership training for high school freshmen. CLeWs provide face-to-face interaction between freshmen students and distinguished leaders from all walks of life. Students participate in team-building activities, take part in community service projects, and […]

Take the Lead Zumbathon® Benefit for HOBY NYE

Join us for the Take the Lead Zumbathon® Benefit for HOBY NYE on Sunday, February 9, 2014 2:00pm-4:00pm ~ Registration @ 1:30pm Best Fitness 911 Central Avenue Albany, NY 12206 $10 Donation Bring extra $ for Bake Sale, Raffle, & Event T-shirt! Please download and share the event flyer: Take-the-Lead-Zumbathon Flyer (PDF)

2014 Staff Applications Released!

HOBY NYE is looking for some OUTSTANDING volunteers for our 2014 seminar! HOBY New York East 2014 will be held from May 30th – June 1st, 2014 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. Help us make this year’s seminar a life-changing weekend for over 215 high school sophomores from across eastern New York State. […]

Support HOBY NYE with Amazon Smile

Support HOBY NYE by ordering through Amazon Smile! Visit Amazon using the address smile.amazon.com and choose Hugh O’Brian Youth (Latham, NY) as your charity – Amazon will donate .5% of the cost of everything and anything you buy to HOBY! No cost is added to the order and there are no other steps – any […]

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