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
Sponsor 3
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’s Youth Leadership Camp: Middle School Edition

Empower Montana is excited to announce our next step in empowering youth leadership! This summer, EmpowerMT’s Youth Leadership Camp: Middle School Edition continues our mission of building safe and inclusive schools communities in the Flathead and Mission Valleys.  The goal of Camp is to to empower and inspire students, staff, and community members to be […]

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True Colors 2018

***Registration for True Colors 2018 has Reopened!*** Empower Montana and YWCA Missoula are returning in 2018 with the True Colors Training, a series of workshops created in an effort to address the unique challenges faced by indigenous people and people of color, as well as white allies taking action against racism. The True Colors series […]

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Empower Montana Annual Report – 2016-17

Dear Empower Montana Supporters, As we reflect on our first full year after changing our name to Empower Montana, we are reminded of the value and urgency of our work. . There has been a dramatic rise in racism, homophobia, religious intolerance and other harmful violent acts across our state. Empower Montana has been able […]

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