It’s time for I Love HOBY!

HOBY Ohio South is an entirely volunteer-run nonprofit organization dedicated to instilling lifelong leadership skills and values of community service in outstanding young people across Central and Southeast Ohio. Our flagship program is the annual HOBY Ohio South Leadership Seminar, a four-day program held each June at which nearly 200 high school sophomores develop and hone their leadership skills through intensive and innovative curriculum.

The financial success of our seminar depends entirely on volunteer fundraising. As one component of that, each year we challenge each our volunteers to raise money from their friends, family, and valentines during the month of February for the I Love HOBY campaign.

Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to say, “I Love HOBY!”

You can contribute to the campaign here, or by asking your friend or family member on staff for their personal donation link to make sure they get the credit!

Closing Ceremonies are today!


Can you believe the 2018 HOBY Ohio South Leadership Seminar is already coming to an end!?

We provided information about our Closing Ceremonies in pre-seminar materials and at check-in, but wanted to provide you with some updated information due to a strong case of storms this afternoon.

Drivers please consider dropping any passengers directly at Peoples Bank Theater at 222 Putnam St. Marietta, OH 45750. Then, drivers can return to the check in parking lot at 215 Seventh St to take a complimentary shuttle to the theater.
Be sure to bring umbrellas! Shuttles for the return will be highly limited.

Additionally, all HOBY families are invited to a Marietta College Admission Reception with cookies and punch before the parent’s program from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm in McCoy Hall.  Learn more about Marietta College and ask questions before attending the Closing Ceremonies.

The 2018 Leadership Seminar is less than a month away!

Can you believe it?!

Ambassadors and families, please remember to fill out your pre-seminar materials if you haven’t already. These forms are now late!

Please remember that if you are bringing prescription medication to HOBY, your prescribing physician must complete, sign, and return this form.

Plan to arrive at Marietta College between 12:30pm and 1:30pm on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Please park in the parking lot at 215 N Seventh Street, Marietta, OH 45750 between Butler and Putnam Streets. You’ll see a large HOBY banner and signs to direct you. For more detailed directions to campus, please click here. Closing Ceremonies will be on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 2:00pm. All are welcome!

Remember to take a look at the suggested packing list and seminar FAQs!

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Director of Recruitment, Amy Moran, at [email protected] or (740) 500-HOBY(4629) with any additional questions or concerns.

HOBY Hugs, and we can’t wait to meet you all in June!

Staff applications for the 2018 seminar are live!

Staff applications for the 2018 HOBY Ohio South seminar are now live!

Applications will be accepted through October 31, 2017 and decisions will be made by Thanksgiving. We will not accept late applications.

You can find requirements and the application here.

HOBY Hugs, and we hope you join our team!