Twenty-eight female college students from Maine institutions will arrive at the University of Maine on Thursday, May 30 to take part in the fifth annual Maine NEW Leadership session.
The event is a free, six-day, public leadership training program aimed at strengthening leadership skills, learning how to network and encouraging running for public office.
Throughout the session, students will participate in a variety of workshops hosted by guests including state politicians, public leaders and members of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and UMaine faculty.
The students will also travel to the State House in Augusta and Margaret Chase Smith Library in Skowhegan.
More information is available online or by contacting Mary Cathcart, co-director of Maine NEW Leadership and a senior policy associate at the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, at 207.581.1539.