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HOBY Illinois Central South (ILCS) is a chapter of Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership--an international youth development non-profit organization. With over 500,000 alumni worldwide, HOBY is a premier youth leadership organization whose mission it is to "inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation."



Four Days. One Experience.

HOBY ILCS's flagship experience is our four-day annual conference for over 100 high school sophomores from around the state. Students go through hands-on experiences that give them the tools to gain confidence in their leadership abilities and apply them in their own communities. Read below about the three main components of our curriculum.

Social Change Model of Leadership

The HOBY curriculum is based off the Social Change Model of Leadership. Below are the three main components of our program.

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