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.

Community

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

Top 10 Ways to Act with EmpowerMT!

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” -Desmond Tutu We love seeing so many community members across Montana advocating and engaging in inclusion and change-making! Here are some ways you can roll with us at EmpowerMT and take action! 1.) Utilize EmpowerMT as a resource for learning: Do […]

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Building Skills for an Inclusive Community

Over the past few months, Montana has seen a rise in hateful acts perpetrated by white supremacists. Whitefish, Polson and Missoula have all been in the national spotlight due to acts of racism, anti-Semitism and other forms of oppression. While this is not the Montana we know and love, we also realize that these handful […]

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True Colors Training

Empower Montana and YWCA Missoula are returning in 2017 with the True Colors Training, a series of workshops created in an effort to address the unique challenges faced by people of color, as well as white allies taking action against racism. The True Colors training invites community members to rethink race, history, and community. “The […]

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