Creating a more just and inclusive society.

EmpowerMT creates a more just and inclusive society by developing youth and adult leaders who work to end mistreatment, correct systemic inequalities and strengthen communities across Montana.
EmpowerMT Trained 3915 students across Montana with our violence prevention and anti-bullying curriculum in 2015.
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If you are ever faced with the question ‘What do I do when I need to bring about significant change in the cultural competency of my organization?’ The answer is ‘call EmpowerMT’”. Sonya Germann, Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation
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I'm always impressed with EmpowerMT's student leaders who show us how minds and hearts can change if we learn to appreciate and understand our differences.” - Denise Juneau, Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction
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I feel that EmpowerMT and Youth Forward are like the Wizard of Oz. Everything before it is in black and white, and then you open the door and everything is happy, and full of color and love." Hellgate 10th grade, Youth Forward member, NCBI trainer
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EmpowerMT supported 737 educators across Montana in 2015 with professional development that helps them build school cultures that support the learning of all students.
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Who we are

Youth and Schools

Each year EmpowerMT provides training to thousands of students and educators across Montana that empower them with skill to create safer, more inclusive school communities.

Businesses and Organizations

EmpowerMT has worked with hundreds businesses and organizations from across Montana since 1998, ranging from grassroots nonprofit organizations, to local businesses, to statewide government agencies.


Each year EmpowerMT reaches thousands of community members through our community based workshops and events, including our annual Diversity Day Celebration, Missoula's MLK Day Community Celebration, and more.

Our Impact

Happenings at Empower Mt

EmpowerMT Goes Back to School(s)!

EPIC Program (Empowering People Inspiring Change): EPIC is our after school and lunchtime club that runs in the middle schools and at three elementary schools in Missoula. EPIC started under the name Respect Club in 2003 and continues to expand out to more schools today! EPIC clubs are a way for young people to come […]

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An Exciting Change

  This month we are so excited to officially announce some long anticipated news: we are growing into our own independent non-profit under the new name of EmpowerMT! The staff and board of EmpowerMT are really excited about this next big step as an organization. The coming weeks and months will be critical for us as […]

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EmpowerMT’s Hiring!

NCBI/EmpowerMT seeks a driven Youth Development Coordinator.  This dynamic position coordinates all Missoula-based EmpowerMT youth and schools programming aimed at reducing prejudice, preventing violence, resolving conflict and developing youth leadership.  Programming includes our K-12 Youth Leadership Pipeline and school-based trainings, after-school programs Boys Respecting All Diversity (B-Rad) and Empowering People Inspiring Change (EPIC), Youth Advisory Council, and others.  This […]

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