HOBY Leadership Seminar comes to campus

SUNY Oswego will host high school sophomores with outstanding leadership and academic potential during the Hugh O’Brian Youth Central New York Leadership Seminar from June 3 to 5.

The event will bring students from up to 150 public and private schools to campus for an in-depth learning experience and to meet with career professionals. This interactive leadership experience provides students an opportunity to hear panelists speaking on fields that will include the environment, economics, education, criminal justice and community service. The students will also have dinner with representatives from their chosen career field.

“The HOBY Leadership Seminars are designed to prepare our country’s high school sophomores to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, schools, workplace and community,” regional seminar organizer David White said. 

“Our five theme areas for interaction are the democratic system and entrepreneurship, education, leadership for service, media and communications, and the future of our society,” White added. “We encourage the students to learn how to think, not what to think through their small-group interaction with peers and professionals.”

This is the seventh year for the HOBY Leadership Seminar in Central New York. The Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership organization was established in 1958 by Hollywood legend Hugh O’Brian, perhaps best known for his role as Old West lawman Wyatt Earp. The organization’s mission is to motivate and empower individuals to make a positive difference within a global society through understanding and action based on effective and compassionate leadership.

More than 22,000 public and private high schools across the U.S. are invited to send a sophomore to participate in regional leaderships conferences. New York state will host five regional conferences in 2005.

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(Posted: Jun 01, 2005)