HOBY Michigan is Outstanding!

Founded in 1958, HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. The Michigan affiliate has been operative since 1984.

HOBY's flagship program is a three-day seminar open to high school sophomores from any public, private or home school in the state. HOBY provides students unique leadership training, service-learning and motivation-building experiences. HOBY also provides adults with opportunities to make a significant impact on the lives of youth by volunteering. Annually, approximately 50 volunteers—many of whom are alumni themselves—dedicate their time and skills to helping young leaders realize their own.

We hope to hold our 2023 leadership seminar from June 17–19 at Albion College. If the state of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic suggests in person gatherings will not be safely possible, we will hold our seminar virtually for a portion of the same weekend (June 1819) via a learning management system.

HOBY empowers young people to create positive social change through critical thinking and action based on compassionate leadership. We're committed to building young leaders to create a just and equitable future together. We strive to create an inclusive community where all ambassadors, alumni, volunteers, and partners feel safe and heard. #BlackLivesMatter