In 2000, Seeds of Peace launched its first US-focused initiative, working to address tensions in Maine as a result of rapidly changing demographics.
The Maine Seeds Leadership Program begins with a transformative two week experience at the Seeds of Peace Camp and continues with year-round local and school-based activities that bridge divides and create positive change in schools and communities.
The Program works in 15 partner schools across the state and has resulted in tremendous impact at the individual, school, and policy levels.
Maine Seeds hold leadership positions in their school governments, sit on their district School Boards, and run activities and dialogue programs in their schools to foster positive relationships and more inclusive school cultures.
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2017 CAMP DATES: JULY 29 TO AUGUST 13.
Seeds of Peace steers its Camp recruitment and selection process by partnering with public and private schools that represent the highest need and potential for impact, and have the type of students and faculty support that meet the goals of the program.
Seeds of Peace has identified the following schools as program partners for 2017:
• Cumberland County: Casco Bay High School, Waynflete School, Maine Girl’s Academy (Catherine McAuley High School), Cheverus High School, Deering High School, Portland High School, South Portland High School, Westbrook High School, Scarborough High School
• Androscoggin County: Lewiston High School, Edward Little High School
• Kennebec County: Cony High School, Waterville High School, Winslow High School
• Penobscot County: Dexter High School
In addition to these partner schools, we are also open to receiving applications from students at other schools across the state this year.
The selection process is based in each of our partner schools, as applications will be reviewed by each schools’ Seeds of Peace Advisor, nominated by their schools, and finally selected by Seeds of Peace staff. For students not at one of these partner schools, the selection process will be done by Seeds of Peace. Interested applicants should be current freshmen or sophomores.
Tuition for Camp in 2017 is $2,500 for Maine Seeds. In keeping with our mission to create strong leaders and future change-makers, we do our best to ensure that tuition is not an obstacle to attending Camp. Once you have completed and submitted the Camp application, there will be a link to the Financial Aid Application should you need to apply for a scholarship. While we cannot guarantee scholarships to the fullest amount you request, we do our best to ensure that no selected student will be turned away due to financial reasons.
2017 Maine Seeds program applications will be posted here by the end of December.
“Seeds of Peace gave me the confidence to believe that I can do something for the world. Every one of us has the ability, but very few ever use it. I want to be one of those few.” — Jack (Maine)