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For over 40 years, HOBY West Virginia has been serving the Mountain State by empowering the next generation of youth leaders. We have strived to provide our ambassadors with the tools & knowledge necessary to become agents for change in their communities.


Why HOBY West Virginia?

Much of the work at HOBY involves young people exploring and identifying their unique leadership skills. Every student is different, and there is no attempt to impart a predefined set of attributes onto HOBY participants. We stress self-knowledge, uniqueness, and authenticity, not conformity. Students learn to mobilize their own unique traits and are exposed to particular leadership principles that they can explore and incorporate in a fashion that is true to their own personality.

Our leadership programs are designed to prepare students to turn their ideas and goals into reality. Each program adheres to the five core HOBY values: Volunteerism, Integrity, Excellence, Diversity, and Community Partnership.

“HOBY was the best experience of my life... I met the people I didn't know I needed”

Mattea M, 2022 Ambassador


HOBY West Virginia runs on 100% volunteer power. Most of whom are HOBY West Virginia alumni. Throughout the year the Seminar Planning Committee seeks partnerships with community organizations whose support allows for the execution of our program. If you're a local organization and would like to get involved, click below to learn more.

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