HOBY exists to motivate and empower individuals to make a positive difference within our society through understanding and action based on effective and compassionate leadership. To accomplish this, we strive to inspire and develop our community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation.
The HOBY Southern California Leadership Seminar is a three day leadership development program which brings together approximately 180 students from across the region. Local schools send representatives they feel are leaders or have leadership potential. Planned and executed completely by volunteers, the seminar is a motivational, hands-on program that includes critical thinking, mentoring, panel discussions, goal-setting, and project planning activities. Students learn individual leadership styles, group dynamics, and leadership in society–all with a focus on Leadership for Service to their communities. Students are challenged to make a difference now in their schools and communities, and challenged to perform 100 hours of service within the 12 months following their seminar, beginning with four hours of service during the seminar itself.
Our seminar is made possible by the generous support of people like you. Please consider making a donation to support HOBY SoCal.
This year, the seminar will take place at Chapman University in Orange, CA (See Map at the bottom of this page). Ambassadors for this year’s seminar and their families can check back here for more information soon.
The application for the 2018 Junior Staff is now available. Click here to learn more about the requirements to be on Junior Staff and to complete the application. Contact Rasa Rafie with any questions you may have.
Espi Gonzalez – Leadership Seminar Chair
Mallory Orr – Director of Programs
Sara Cowgill – Director of Recruitment
Karen Walters – Director of Operations
Rasa Rafie – Director of Junior Staff and Facilitators
Mackenzie Frame – Director of Recruitment
Dave Berry – Director of WLC Selection
Jane Berry – Director of Parent and Mentor Outreach
Katherine Irajpanah – Programs
Janine Ruiz – Operations
Zach Nelson – Media
Maddy Duran – Media