Dave Olpin

Nationally Recognized Youth Leader

Dave Olpin is the founder of SuccessThoughts.org which is intended to strengthen schools across America by utilizing four proven keys: daily success messages, motivational posters, a focus on literacy, and stress management.

Dave Olpin has been a youth leader for more than 18 years through his service as Corporate President of Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) for the state of Utah. The HOBY mission is to inspire and prepare future leaders for a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation. During his tenure, Dave developed $4M in scholarships from nine Utah universities and oversaw the leadership programs statewide. HOBY’s international programs train Ambassadors to become a positive force around the world in five core area: Volunteerism, Integrity, Excellence, Diversity, and Community Partnership.

What is HOBY in 90 Seconds:

A HOBY success story:

Sarah Hamilton

After her HOBY experience, Sarah was sponsored by Orrin Hatch to serve as one of 30 Senate Pages for the Fall Session of Congress in 2006. She and lived and worked in the Senate Page Dormitory—part of the Capitol complex—in Washington D.C. for the first semester of her junior year of high school. While there, she attended the Senate Page School where she was named Outstanding Student in three different areas: English, Mathematics, and Social Studies.