Southern California Seminar

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.

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Our seminar is made possible by the generous support of people like you. Please consider making a donation to support HOBY SoCal.

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Ambassador Info

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.

2019 Seminar Junior Staff

The application for the 2019 Junior Staff is now available. Click here to learn more about the requirements to be on Junior Staff and to complete the application.

Seminar Planning Committee Members

Espi Gonzalez – Leadership Seminar Chair

Mallory Orr – Director of Programs

Zach Nelson – Junior Director of Programs

Jacquelin Dunbar – Director of Recruitment

Karen Walters – Director of Operations

Sam Coelho – Director of Junior Staff and Facilitators

Mackenzie Frame – Director of Recruitment

Dave Berry – Director of Data Management

Jane Berry – Director of Parent and Mentor Outreach

Madii Jane Duran – Director of Media

Soorim Lee – Media Lead


Seminar Location: Cal State Fullerton