Since 1979, HOBY has been empowering Kentucky high school students to become effective leaders. Each year HOBY Kentucky invites schools as well as community and service organizations to select outstanding sophomores to attend the state Leadership Seminar. HOBY’s Leadership Seminar is recognized as the organizations flagship program. As it 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.

Kentucky’s leadership seminar has always had a strong commitment to excellence and ensuring that our seminar is OUTSTANDING. HOBY Kentucky was one of the first sites to implement diversity panels and discussions. Our volunteers are truly committed to the core values of HOBY: Volunteerism, Integrity, Excellence, Diversity and Community Partnerships. Each year over seventy volunteers, along with a highly experienced leadership team, contribute their expertise and talents together towards a realization of HOBY’s vision which is “to motivate and empower individuals to make a positive difference within our global society, through understanding and action, based on effective and compassionate leadership.”

The curriculum for HOBY Kentucky’s Leadership Seminar is based on HOBY’s vision to motivate and empower individuals to make a positive difference within our global society. HOBY believes students like you represent the future leaders of the world — leaders in business, education, government, or any field you choose — leaders because YOU are someone who will make a difference. By developing and understand effective and compassionate leadership, we hope you will be able to realize your leadership potential, and take action in your homes, schools, workplace, communities and the world.

Your HOBY experience will help you develop leadership from three perspectives:

1. Personal Leadership;

2. Group Leadership; and

3. Leadership for Society.

During the Seminar: We focus on developing your leadership skills so as an individual you can make a better world and a better society for yourself and others. Everyone at HOBY believes in your ability to be a leader and affect the future for all of us. So, stand out and be outstanding! Show us who you are and what you can do. HOBY is your open door to a life of leadership and service. We can’t wait to learn what potential you will unlock through HOBY.