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.
The 2022 HOBY California Seminar will be in-person at the University of San Diego, beginning the morning (7:30 AM) of June 24th, and running through the afternoon of Sunday June 26th. General registration information HERE.
Our seminar is made possible by the generous support of people like you. Please consider making a donation to support HOBY SoCal.
Mallory Orr – Leadership Seminar Chair
Jillian Howell – Director of Programs
Mackenzie Frame – Director of Facilitators
Zach Ward – Director of Recruitment
Damian DeCasas – Director of Operations
Jane Duran – Director of Junior Staff
Mackenzie Frame – Director of Recruitment
Matt Matusiewicz – Director of Fundraising