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.

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

The 2021 leadership seminar takes place June 11–13.

If it becomes clear that an in person gathering at Albion College will not be safely possible due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will host our seminar virtually via a learning management system. We aim to communicate a decision about the format of the seminar by February 1.