Maine State Leadership Alliance

Dirigo, "I Lead"

Maine has a long history of leaders who display courage and integrity. They have excelled at working with others for solutions as well as standing alone on principle when important.

Hyde School has a history of helping students discover their unique potential. In order to become the best possible self, a person must develop an understanding of themselves, the presence to speak, and the grit and confidence to go the distance when the going gets tough.

The Maine State Leadership Alliance has 2 Goals:

  1. To bring together Maine youth with Maine leaders to explore and promote leadership development.
  2. To provide qualified Maine students a life-changing leadership opportunity with a postgraduate year at Hyde School.

Maine State Leadership Alliance Brochure

Download the Brochure (PDF)

Maine Youth Leadership Day

Each fall, the Bath campus hosts a Maine Youth Leadership Day, where students from all over the state are invited to come to campus for the day and participate in workshops run by business and community leaders, as well as fellow student groups. A prominent Maine leader will kick off the day with an inspirational keynote address, and the day wraps up with a student-run panel, where all students are invited to participate. Past keynote speakers have included Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, Ed Deutschlander, and Steve Abbott.

The next Leadership Day will be Friday, October 27, 2017:

“Developing Leaders Who View Obstacles As Opportunities”

Friday, October 27, 2017
9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Travis Mills and Mary MayhewThis October Hyde School will host its sixth annual Maine Youth Leadership Conference. The focus of the day will be on the importance and challenges of sound moral character and the practice of leadership, helping students develop a heightened sense of personal leadership and character.

Featured guests of the day include SSG. Travis Mills and former DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew. Student leaders and community and business leaders will run workshops during the morning sessions. Lunch will follow, and the day will conclude with a student-run panel.

If your middle or high school group would like to attend, or would be interested in running a workshop on a particular issue facing youth today, please contact Stefan Jensen or fill out the form below.


8:15-8:45 AM: Registration
8:45-9:00 AM: Welcome
9:00-9:45 AM: Keynote
10:00-10:25 AM: Workshop 1
10:30-10:55 AM: Workshop 2
11:00-11:25 AM: Workshop 3
11:30-12:10 PM: Lunch
12:15-1:00 PM: Student Panel and Closing Remarks



Mary Mayhew Keynote:


Travis Mills Keynote:


View Photos from 2017 Leadership Day

Listen to Mary Mayhew’s Keynote

Listen to SSG. Travis Mills Keynote

Presenter Lee Goldberg also featured Leadership Day on the evening news, fast forward to minute 19:55 to watch:

Student Video Filmed at Previous Leadership Day

Would you like to

  • Be a featured speaker at one of the Maine State Leadership Alliance events?
  • Mentor a leadership student?
  • Join the Maine State Leadership Alliance community?

Contact Us Today!

Stefan Jensen
Program Director
Hyde School
616 High Street
Bath, Maine 04530
(207) 443-7380