What do students who have attended HOBY say about it? Judge for yourself from these quotes we have collected from students over the years.

My HOBY experience was different from any other leadership event I’ve participated in. Rather than simply telling me to take on leadership roles, HOBY taught me HOW to lead effectively.”

-2013 Ambassador

“HOBY is definitely not your average leadership seminar. Attending as an ambassador allowed me to excel as an individual, grow as a leader, and form friendships that I know will last a lifetime.”
– 2011 Ambassador

“HOBY allowed me to explore the view points of others that were different from my own, and meet some of the greatest people I have ever known!”
– 2010 Ambassador

“HOBY contained an experience I will never forget, friendships that will never end, and a love for service that will not fade.”
-2010 Ambassador

“I loved that everyone was able to be themselves and not be persecuted because of it like we would in our daily lives. I also enjoyed the fact that we were able to see our leadership potential more clearly, this in itself has grown my confidence and helped me become a better role model.”
-2009 Ambassador

“I would say that it was hands down the best experience of my life thus far and that I look forward to being involved in any way that I can in years to come.”
-2009 Ambassador

“It was a great opportunity for me to grow as a leader and a person. I would recommend it to everyone because it’s a program that works.”
-2008 Ambassador

“HOBY inspires people to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more –in one word OUTSTANDING!”

-2012 Ambassador