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HOBY programs are conducted annually throughout the United States, serving local and international high school students. In New Hampshire, HOBY programs provide   unique leadership training, service learning and motivation building experiences to 90 high school sophomores attending over 65 high schools across the state.


HOBY provides individuals with opportunities to make a significant impact on the lives of youth through volunteering. Over 4,000 committed volunteers plan and execute HOBY programs nationally each year. New Hampshire offers a variety of long term and episodic opportunities ranging from corporate board governance to event volunteers.


Today, over 450,000 proud alumni make HOBY stronger than ever. HOBY New Hampshire alumni are leaders in their schools and communities, making a difference for others through service and ethical leadership. Our Alumni Board offers a wide variety of activities to keep individuals  engaged long after their program ends.


Founded in 1958, Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership's mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation.

For over five decades, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) has inspired young people to make a difference and become catalysts for positive change in their home, school, workplace, and community. As America’s foremost youth leadership organization, HOBY has a long and impressive history of successfully motivating youth and volunteers to outstanding leadership.

Since 1981, HOBY New Hampshire has been serving youth across the state of New Hampshire through our annual leadership seminar, Community Leadership Workshops, alumni programs, and encouraging students to participate in a number of HOBY International programs.