To motivate and empower individuals to make a positive difference within our global society through understanding and action based on effective and compassionate leadership.


Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership provides lifelong leadership development opportunities that empower individuals to achieve their highest potential

Core Values

  • Volunteerism – Volunteerism is the heart and soul of our organization. We appreciate the myriad contributions of our volunteers, and recognize the power of thank you and of giving back. We seek to promote and encourage service among our stakeholders. We recognize and value the positive accomplishments that volunteers can achieve by working together. We believe that volunteers are positively impacted by our programs as much as the youth and communities we serve.
  • Excellence – Excellence defines who we are, how we conduct our programs, and run our business.  We proactively examine our performance and strive to improve in a never ending quest to continually raise our programs and business to new levels of excellence.  We pursue excellence with a passion in all we do.
  • Organizational Integrity – Organizational integrity forms the foundation of our organization. We demand the highest level of ethics and grow our organization based on interactions that promote mutual trust and respect with our stakeholders. We strive to ensure the highest level of organizational effectiveness by continually reviewing our programs and processes to improve quality and efficiency.
  • Diversity – We value and embrace diversity. We seek out views that reflect all walks of life, and reflect those views in our programs. We are sensitive to the special needs and diverse backgrounds of individuals. We give all individuals an equal opportunity to be heard and to benefit from our programs.
  • Innovative Thinking – Our organization grows through innovative thinking.  We are not constrained by fixed ideas.  We learn from our past, but are not limited by it.  We proactively approach challenges and opportunities with innovative thinking to develop creative solutions.  We value innovative thinking that has the potential to expand our programs and better server our stakeholders.
  • Community Partnership – We value community partnerships. We recognize the importance of working with community organizations to reflect the diverse backgrounds of the individuals we seek to serve. We value the input we receive from our community partners, and strive to work together cooperatively and constructively for the betterment of all.
  • Lifelong Learning Leadership Opportunities – We never stop.  We believe that leadership skills can and should be continually improved and refined.  We provide programs and services to foster lifelong leadership learning opportunities.