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 program is for LGBTQ+ young people and allies who want to work alongside other young leaders from across Maine. Participants will learn interpersonal communication, LGBTQ+ history, self-empowerment, leadership, and more. The young people who have completed this program have since applied these skills both in their schools and in our work at EqualityMaine through public speaking, event planning, and presenting at conferences. 

In the past, the New Leaders Project has been a summer camp for five days and four nights. Due to COVID-19, we were unable to hold a traditional summer camp this year. Instead, EqualityMaine hosted the 2020 New Leaders Project online over a course of six weeks. Information about the 2021 New Leaders Project will be available next spring.  

Please email Brittany Hemphill ( to learn more about the New Leaders Project.  

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