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. Our leadership camp is for LGBTQ+ teenagers and allies who want to immerse themselves for 5 days and 4 nights along with other young leaders from across Maine.

The campers will learn interpersonal communication, LGBTQ+ history, their 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 presenting at conferences. 

This summer’s camp will be August 10th through the 14th at the University of Maine at Farmington. We’re again looking to host 50-55 youth, ages 11 to 17, at no cost to the youth participants! For more information and to get on the application list, please email our program assistant Jake Karaisz at

If you are interested in being a counselor for our camp you can visit this link to fill out our application!


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