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Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) of Arizona

HOBY, a worldwide youth-leadership program founded in 1958 by actor Hugh O’Brian, assists young people in becoming positive catalysts for change in school, the workplace, and the community. HOBY’s programs improve young people’s skills in critical thinking, leadership, and goal-setting, and stress the importance of service to their community. HOBY seminars are conducted throughout the United States. The HOBY Arizona Youth Leadership Summit is an annual four day summer leadership summit at the Arizona State University West campus. Participants are made up of representatives from each Arizona public and private high school. HOBY is also reaching out to non-school partners for additonal participation. Each school selects their HOBY representatives. The seminar develops leadership in the areas of civics, free enterprise, and volunteerism through panel discussions and mock legislative, business, and judicial proceedings. Many of the HOBY volunteers who run seminars are alumni.

Year Founded: Parent HOBY organization founded in 1958
Geographic Focus: Statewide


Phil Alibrandi, President
Phone: (480) 703-6476


P.O. Box 80094
Phoenix, AZ 85060