“My favorite part of the seminar has been the camaraderie of my fellow Ambassadors.” – Ryan ’18, Valley View High School

How to become a Central PA HOBY Ambassador:
High school sophomores from schools within Central Pennsylvania are chosen to attend the Central Pennsylvania Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar based on the following:

  • Emerging leadership ability
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Desire for new pursuits
  • A willingness to learn and share

Each September, Central PA HOBY’s selection process begins when the nomination materials are sent to the public and private high schools in our region. A sophomore leader is nominated by each school and is certified by the principal. Please contact your school guidance counselor and principal if you are interested in being nominated as an Ambassador for your school.  Our seminar focuses on the theme “America’s Incentive System” and “Leadership for Service.”

Once our four-day Seminar ends, the influence of being an Ambassador continues. Each year, one male Ambassador and one female Ambassador are selected to represent the Central Pennsylvania seminar at a week-long World Leadership Congress (WLC) held in the summer. HOBY invites young leaders from about 20 countries around the world to attend to the World Leadership Congress. Learn more about WLC on HOBY International’s website.

All of our Ambassadors are invited to be involved as Alumni of Central PA HOBY. Please visit our Alumni page to find out how you can volunteer, log your Leadership for Service hours and get involved in fun Alumni activities!