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Welcome to HOBY Missouri!

The HOBY Missouri State Leadership Seminar is designed to help high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community.

The seminar curriculum develops leadership from three perspectives: Personal Leadership, Group Leadership, and Leadership for Society.

Selected students attend our three day seminar where they participate in hands-on leadership activities, meet leaders in their state, and explore their own personal leadership skills - all while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in their community.

What is HOBY?

For over five decades, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) has inspired young people to make a difference and become catalysts for positive change in their home, school, workplace, and community.


THe HOBY Missouri program is coordinated by dozens of volunteers committed to making a difference for Missouri teens.


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HOBY Missouri Seminar 2018

June 15-17, 2018 *please note the seminar falls on Father’s Day weekend
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, MO
Students are required to stay for the duration of the entire seminar, arriving by 8:00am on Friday June 15, and departing at approximately 2:30pm on Sunday June 17.
Fees:  Each school may send a total of 3 students.
$225.00 for the first student
$395.00 for each additional student.
We recommend selecting an alternate student to attend in case the initial student(s) become unable to attend.

Past HOBY Seminar Highlights