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HUGH OBRIAN YOUTH FOUNDATION

HUGH OBRIAN YOUTH FOUNDATION
CROWDRISE : May 14, 2015
Tax ID: 91-1686238
BASED: Seattle, WA, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: hobywa.org

What will you do?

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

In the summer of 1958, actor Hugh O’Brian received the invitation that would change his life. Dr. Albert Schweitzer would welcome him at any time for a visit.  Within two weeks O’Brian was on his way, by commercial airliner, bush plane and canoe, to the famed hospital that Schweitzer had founded in 1913 on the banks of the Ogooue River in Lambarene.

There he was met by a very old man with a huge, white walrus mustache, wearing white pants, shirt and pith helmet. “That was his uniform,” says O’Brian, recalling his first sighting of Schweitzer. The actor spent nine days at the clinic complex where Schweitzer and volunteer doctors and nurses, working without electricity or running water, cared for patients including many with leprosy. O’Brian spent his days assisting the volunteers in the hospital and his nights with Dr. Schweitzer discussing global peace and world politics.

Dr. Schweitzer told O’Brian that he felt “The most important thing in education is to teach young people to think for themselves,” which O’Brian would never forget. “He said the United States must take a leadership role,” O’Brian recounts, “or we are a lost civilization.” After an inspiring nine days, O’Brian prepared to return to America.

Before saying goodbye, Dr. Schweitzer took O’Brian’s hand and asked, “Hugh, what are you going to do with this?” It was these words combined with his unforgettable visit that compelled O’Brian to form Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY). Two weeks after returning from his 1958 visit to Africa, O’Brian put together a prototype seminar for young leaders.

And we still carry that vision with us.  Every year we help to inspire and empower young high school Sophomores with the very simple yet profound question.  And because of people like you, we are able to continue this OUTSTANDING program!  Thank you so so much for your donation.

Tax ID: 91-1686238 • hobywa.org

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