Required Pre-Seminar Forms

2019 HOBY Ohio South ambassadors and families,

Your pre-seminar forms are now ready for your completion! You must complete these materials online before you can attend the seminar. They are due by Friday, May 10, 2019.

You can access the forms by clicking here!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Katie Hanson, Director of Recruitment, at [email protected] or (740) 500-HOBY(4629).

We can’t wait to meet you all in June! In the mean time, you can find everything you need to prepare for your HOBY experience on our Getting Ready page.

Target Recognized as Outstanding Donor for Ohio Youth Leadership Program

Company’s West Jefferson distribution center has contributed over $10,000

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Ohio South has selected Target as this year’s recipient of its Benefactor Award, which was established to recognize significant supporters of its programs.

The HOBY Ohio South Youth Leadership Seminar is a four-day seminar where nearly 200 sophomores from central and southeast Ohio gather to learn leadership and life skills through keynote presenters, guided activities, and interactive events with their peers from other school districts.

“This weekend really has a lasting impact on these kids for the rest of their lives,” said Rachel Foltz-Nash, Volunteer Co-Chair for HOBY Ohio South. Co-Chair Jacob Manser added, “the kinds of programs that they get to experience wouldn’t be possible without the great support of our private donors and philanthropic partners like Target.”

The Target T-2804 Distribution Center in West Jefferson, Ohio has gifted more than $10,300 over the past two years through the Target Community Engagement Funds Grant program. This makes them one of the largest single donors in HOBY Ohio South’s 40-year history.

The Benefactor Award will be presented to Target at the HOBY Ohio South Youth Leadership Seminar closing ceremonies on Sunday, June 9 at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio.

About HOBY

For 60 years, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) has helped to cultivate leaders by inspiring a global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation. HOBY programs annually provide more than 10,000 local and international high school students the opportunity to participate in unique leadership training, service learning and motivation-building experiences. HOBY also provides adults the opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of youth by volunteering, and today more than 4,000 volunteers annually and over 500,000 alumni proudly make up the HOBY family. For further information on HOBY, visit “Like” Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership on Facebook at and follow the organization on Twitter via @HOBY.


Media Contact
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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!