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CT HOBY 2017

Greetings from the 2017 CT HOBY Leadership Seminar happening here at the University of Bridgeport! So far, this weekend has been outstanding! It is hard to believe that the weekend is almost over. With the ambassadors in the midst of a life-altering experience, they are showing themselves to be the truly amazing young people that…

Last minute seminar information!

Where will the seminar be held? The seminar will take place at University of Bridgeport, Barnum Hall; 150 Marina Park Circle, Bridgeport, CT 06604 When will the seminar be held? Seminar participants may register any time after 7:00 a.m. but before 8:30 a.m. on June 3rd, 2016. The seminar will begin with Ambassador Orientation on…

2016 HOBY Seminar Theme

2016 Theme: All for One and One for All The Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership conference is known for its focus on personal, group, and societal leadership. These elements ultimately culminate in a push toward our Leadership 4 Service (L4S) objective. This year, we look forward to showcasing these principles to our 2016 ambassadors with an…

April Alumni Association Meeting

On April 24th, 2016, eight outstanding members of the CT HOBY Alumni Association gathered together for a PB&J-a-thon to benefit the Immaculate Conception Shelter & Housing Corporation in Hartford, Connecticut. The students worked together to make 168 sandwiches which were delivered by members of the CT HOBY Corporate Board at the conclusion of the meeting….

CT HOBY helps tackle hunger in the community and abroad

Jacqueline Kasinskas, a 2014 CT HOBY alumna representing Mercy High School, attended the 2015 Advanced Leadership Academy (ALA). She has always been passionate about helping those in need, so she decided to direct her ALA project towards those experiencing hunger. In July 2015, she began planning and organizing her project at the ALA conference at…

2015 Seminar Off to an Outstanding Start!

The 2015 seminar is off to an OUTSTANDING start! Shortly after arriving, ambassadors were thrown into bootcamp to learn some HOBY cheers they’d use throughout the weekend. Ambassadors were separated into various groups named around the theme “Bloom Where You Are Planted,” and were introduced to their facilitators and other group members. Dancing is a…

High School Students Provide Clean Water in South Asia by Recycling

GLASTONBURY, Conn., March 23, 2015 – Student leaders from across Connecticut have formed Waste to Water, an organization that raises funds through recycling plastic water bottles to provide clean water in South Asia. This initiative comes as a result of the student leaders participating in a “nonprofit challenge” at a weekend-long Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership…

2015 Seminar Theme

We are excited to announce the Theme of the 2015 Connecticut HOBY Leadership Seminar! Bloom Where You Are Planted! We selected this theme to drive home the message that no matter where you find yourself, one must step up and be the leader one needs to be! Ellen Quintana, a 2014 HOBY Alum and a…