"As you bring talent and passion to your roles as HOBY Ambassadors, I trust you will find there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit as giving your all to a difficult task. (호비 참가학생들이 갖고 있는 열정과 재능은 어려움을 헤쳐나가며 세상을 변화시키는 힘이 될 것입니다.)."
Barack Obama, 44th president of the United States (버락 오바마, 44대 미국 대통령)
leadership and educating teenagers about the vast world of opportunities
before them, the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) program is
making a very important contribution to our nation's future."
Hillary Rodham Clinton (힐러리 클린턴), United States Secretary of State
"Education plays an essential role in helping students develop into future leaders. The skills and ideas young people acquire will help them make wise decisions in the coming years. Through these seminars, held annually in each of our United States, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) provides excellent opportunities for students to better understand the workings of democracy and the free enterprise system."
George W. Bush (조지 부시, 전 미국 대통령), 43rd President of the United States
"The mission of America’s Promise is to equip the next generation of Americans with the character and competence they need to be successful adults. Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) is one of our staunch allies in this crusade... HOBY is encouraging each of the thousands of high school sophomores who attend these leadership seminars to volunteer at least a hundred hours a year to a community service project. The HOBY commitment to America’s Promise will produce at least 1,400,000 volunteer service hours a year."
Colin L. Powell (콜린 파웰, 전 국무장관), Former United States Secretary of State
"Attending the Hugh O’Brian Leadership (HOBY) seminar in 1971 was a genuine turning point in my life. It was my first time to fly on an airplane, travel out of the state, and meet people from around the nation and world. I forged friendships that have continued for years, and the impact of HOBY is a large part of why I am Governor of my state today."
Mike Huckabee, (마이크 허커비, 전 아칸소 주지사 / 2008년 공화당 대선 경선 출마 / 71년 호비 졸업생) Governor, State of Arkansas, and 1971 HOBY Alumnus
"The continued vitality of American business, our communities and our nation is highly dependent upon the knowledge and capabilities of our young people. Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) nurtures today’s young people into tomorrow's leaders."
Al Gore (알 고어, 전 미국 부통령), Former Vice-President of the United States, and Tipper Gore
"Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) ? and its countless volunteers ? have developed a way to educate America’s next generation in the art and purposes of leading a free people; and that is an enduring and significant achievement."
George H. W. Bush (조지 부시, 미국 전 대통령), 41st President of the United States, and First Lady Barbara Bush
"One of the best things that Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) does is it labels every student who attends the conference a leader, whether they’ve ever considered themselves one before or not. Second thing it does is it allows sophomores, possibly for the first time in their lives, a chance to leave behind everyone’s ideas of who they are. For that weekend… they’re completely free to come up with their own definition of self."
Actor James Van Der Beek (영화배우 제임스 반 데 빅), 1993 HOBY Alumnus
"You know, we business people like to say we’re driven by the bottom line. The real bottom line is the future, and we owe it to our youth to prepare them for that. Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) does just that. By promoting leadership, HOBY is building a corps of young people who will be prepared to meet the challenges facing future generations."
Ted Turner, Chairman (테드 터너, CNN 설립자, 터너 엔터프라이즈 회장, 유엔재단 이사장), Turner Broadcasting Systems
"Perhaps all of us ? politicians, scholars and public opinion makers ? have not yet fully realized one simple fact. It is that we are not just standing on the threshold of a new century but are present at, and participating in, a change of epochs. Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) is helping facilitate that change."
Mikhail Gorbachev (미하일 고르바초프, 구 소련 대통령 및 1990년 노벨평화상 수상자), Former President of the Soviet Union
"In this world, success comes to those with confidence and faith in themselves. Hugh O’Brian’s youth organization is the GREATEST in developing that confidence in outstanding 10th graders selected annually to represent over 13,500 public and private high schools at one of HOBY’s leadership seminars. What an outstanding role model for our future!"
Muhammad Ali (복싱 올림픽 금메달 리스트 무하마드 알리), Olympic Gold Medalist and Heavyweight Boxing Champion
"Perhaps most importantly Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) has created a vehicle by which tomorrow’s leaders can interact with one another and with today's leaders in learning more about themselves and the institutions which they will shape in future years."
Walter Cronkite (월터 크롱카이트, 전 앵커 - TV 뉴스의 아버지), Award-Winning Journalist, CBS News
"Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership has continuously responded to societal changes for over 46 years, ensuring its ability to inspire young men and women so that they, in turn, may make positive contributions to their communities. Through HOBY leadership seminars… young people are given an extraordinary opportunity to prepare to become the leaders of tomorrow."
Norman R. Augustine (노먼 오거스틴, 전 록히드 마틴 최고경영자), Former Chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin Corp.
"Our country has some big and exciting challenges ahead, with some tough choices. Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) offers a program for our youth to prepare for these challenges and presents them with the opportunity to put their stamp on history."
Elizabeth Dole (엘리자베스 돌, 정치인/전 미적십자사 총재), United States Senator, North Carolina
"World peace can only benefit from future leaders who have the ability to communicate their wisdom and understanding. The Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) experience offers these young people the opportunity to expand their horizons by increasing the knowledge of the world they live, through interaction with today’s leaders."
Dr. Henry Kissinger (헨리 키신저, 미 정치인), Former United States Secretary of State
"An extraordinarily high proportion of HOBY participants have gone on to leadership positions in business, government and education. This is just one of the reasons leading colleges and universities take special notice of student applications that feature HOBY participation."
Dr. Malcolm Gillis (말콤 길리스, 라이스대학 교수 / 전 라이스대학 총장), University Professor and Past President of Rice University, Houston, Texas
"HOBY continues to be a vital program serving our youth. NASSP has enjoyed a professional relationship with Hugh O’Brian and HOBY since 1972. We believe that the long history and commitment of these outstanding HOBY programs are most worthy of our and your support as they continue to contribute effectively to the development of young people. HOBY has my full support and personal endorsement."
Gerald Tirozzi, PhD (제럴드 티로찌 박사, 중등학교교장협회 이사), Executive Director, National Association of Secondary School Principal