In 1958, famous Wyatt Earp television star Hugh O’Brian created Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) to “spur on” youth leadership, corralling outstanding sophomores together regionally and having them interact with world-famous adults. Since 2000, every public and private high school in the United States has been invited to select one outstanding student to attend one of its 70 yearly HOBY leadership seminars. By 2003, over 325,000 tenth-graders had participated at no cost. 14,500 new HOBY Ambassadors attend each year. For the past 45 years under Hugh’s leadership, a dedicated group of more than 5,200 committed volunteers donate over one million hours a year to run HOBY programs at the local level. This program would not be possible without the generous gifts from big business, small business and individuals.
Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY)
10880 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 410
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Telephone: (310) 474-4370
FAX: (310) 475-5426