“To inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation.”
Ben Mesnik “Doing Good” and making a difference with HOBY.
HOBY stands for Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership. Ben has been volunteering with the Arizona chapter since the summer of 2016. Ben was elected to the position of East Valley Regional Representative for 2016-2017. As a regional representative, he was the point of contact for the alumni in planning events, engaging members and supporting activities to promote HOBY. From 2017-2018 Ben became the President of the HOBY AZ Alumni Association.
For more than five decades, HOBY has inspired young people to make a difference and become catalysts for positive change in their home, school, workplace, and community. As America’s foremost youth leadership organization, HOBY has a long history of successfully motivating young people to develop into outstanding leaders.
CORE VALUES: “ VOLUNTEERISM. INTEGRITY. EXCELLENCE. DIVERSITY. COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP.”
HOBY stresses volunteerism, integrity, excellence, diversity, and community partnership. Emphasizing these key organizational values, we execute our vision to motivate and empower young adults. Through understanding and action, based on effective, compassionate, and service-driven leadership, students learn to make a positive difference within our global society.
CORE LEADERSHIP SKILLS:
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.