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 3050 students across Montana with our violence prevention and anti-bullying curriculum in 2017.
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As lawmakers, our goal is to create a stronger, healthier, and more equal future for all Montanans. Listening to the young LGBTQ leaders that Empower Montana works with is critical that dream." Rep. Bryce Bennett
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Thank you so much for this space to think about how I can stand up for what I believe in a loving and compassionate way" Montana Food Corps Americorp Member
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I love this training! I have never felt more accepted as an individual and became empowered to stand up for what I believe in." Empower Montana High School Leader
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EmpowerMT supported 538 educators across Montana in 2017 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 empowers them with skills to create safer, more inclusive school communities.

Businesses and Organizations

EmpowerMT has worked with hundreds of businesses and organizations across Montana since 1998, ranging from grassroots nonprofit organizations to local businesses and 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

2019 MLK Youth Art & Essay Contest

EmpowerMT, the MLK Day Planning Committee and the Missoulian are pleased to once again announce the annual MLK Youth Art and Essay for the 2019 MLK Jr. Day Community Celebration.  This is a wonderful opportunity to engage Western Montana’s young people in thinking critically and expressing themselves creatively about the impact of Dr. King and […]

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The Laramie Project

  This October marks the 20th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s murder, and EmpowerMT will be honoring his life with a production of The Laramie Project. After Matthew’s murder in 1998, members of the Tectonic Theater Project in New York City traveled to Laramie, Wyoming, to interview residents about how the attack on Matt had affected […]

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Rainbow Crosswalk Support

  Fill out my LGL form! Empowering and creating safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth is a priority of Empower Montana. We are the leading organization providing support for LGBTQ+ youth across the entire state. Nine years ago, this commitment to amplify LGBTQ+ youth voices led Empower Montana’s youth leaders to advocate for the Missoula Non-Discrimination […]

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