Welcome to the HOBY Oregon website. We are an affiliate site to Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership, a nonprofit that aims to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation.  At HOBY Oregon, we specialize in the education and empowerment of youth leaders across the state. It’s our vision to inspire the potential of every young leader and volunteer to make a difference in their community.

The 2022 HOBY Oregon Leadership Seminar will be held in person May 27-29 at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. 

The 2018 HOBY Oregon Leadership Seminar held at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.


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HOBY Oregon is a volunteer-driven organization funded by generous support and contributions from community organizations, businesses, and individuals. If you would like to help support our annual seminar and alumni service activities in the upcoming year, please donate via the DONATE button below. Please let us know if you have any questions or wish to receive more information about how to get involved with HOBY Oregon.


I was an Ambassador for HOBY Oregon in 2013. The conference changed my life for the better. I met people at the conference that I have kept in contact with since. For HOBY Oregon in 2014, I was on Team Alumni. I loved being a...
Jessica Burns
HOBY OR 2013  - Liberty High School
As a HOBY Ambassador, I fell in love with the program. The experiences I had with amazing and enthusiastic people inspired me to return as a Junior TA. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but as usual, HOBY had an “outstanding...
Rachael Gowen
HOBY OR 2013  - St. Mary’s Academy
In 2013 I was invited to be a senior facilitator for HOBY Oregon, being welcomed with open arms from the rest of the staff and empowered to guide the way for the Ambassadors. HOBY has helped me to become a better leader and f...
Mary Grassl (HOBY Volunteer)
Associate Product Developer  - Zumiez
I wanted to become a Team Alumni member because of my experience as a HOBY Ambassador. Before I came into the program, I was an introvert, another face in the crowd with low self-esteem. Being a minority, I felt that I had to...
Steven Kiet Tang
HOBY OR 2013  - Liberty High School
Have you ever wondered what your purpose was? Why you are here? What you’re meant to do and how you can do it? These were all my questions coming in to HOBY. It was one of the most influential times in my entire life. From ...
Lee Aman
HOBY OR, 2014  - Silverton High School
Attending HOBY was definitely a unique experience. People just like me were congregating in one place for similar reasons. There were kids from huge schools (with nearly a thousand students) and then kids like me who came fro...
Serene Holsclaw
HOBY OR 2013  - Days Creek High School
Seven years I’ve volunteered with HOBY, many with HOBy Oregon and each experience is memorable. As a volunteer, you are responsible for the care and mentorship of some phenomenal young leaders across the state. As the weeke...
Eric Martin – (HOBY WA ’07, Volunteer)
Enviornmental Compliance Coordinator  - Microsoft