New Leaders Project


The New Leaders Project is an exciting part of EqualityMaine’s Youth Initiative to improve the climate for LGBTQ+ youth by providing leadership skills, community building, and self-empowerment. This 10th annual leadership camp is for LGBTQ+ teenagers who want to immerse themselves for 5 days and 4 nights along with other young leaders from across Maine.

At our last leadership camp last year in Saco, 28 teenagers from across Maine gained skills such as interpersonal communication, knowing LGBTQ+ history, knowing your rights, self-empowerment, event planning, and more. The young people who have completed this program have since applied these skills in their schools and in our work at EqualityMaine through public speaking, event planning, and holding programming committees. 

Our 2019 New Leaders Project is just around the corner and we’re looking to host 50 youth, ages 11 to 17, at no cost to the youth participants! Click HERE if you are interested. 

We’re also looking for 6 New Leaders Project camp counselors ages 18+ to support summer camp programming. This is a paid position, room & board is free, and travel expense to and from the camp can be covered! Click HERE to apply today!

If you’d like more information about our FREE summer camp please email our Program Assistant, Maya Williams at


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