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.
Sponsor 1
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
Sponsor 3
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

12th Annual Empowering Youth Leadership Institute

We can’t believe its already time to be thinking about our 12th annual Empowering Youth Leadership Institute! The camp will take place over the course of three days and two nights.   We hope to provide the students, staff, and community members that attend our camp with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to help  create […]

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10th Annual Diversity Day Come One – Come All!

Join us for an evening of community celebration to honor the diversity and youth leadership that shapes our city! On April 12th 2010, Empower Montana’s youth leaders were instrumental in helping to extend protection against discrimination to LGBTQ community members under Missoula’s Non-Discrimation Ordinance. Since then, the second Saturday in April has been declared Diversity […]

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EmpowerMT is 20 years old! Help Empower Us Up for the next twenty!

Almost 20 years ago Amie Thurber and Kaycee Schilke brought the National Coalition Building Institute (now EmpowerMT), to Missoula. Wow! Isn’t that amazing? We are 20 years old!  In these past 20 years – with outstanding leadership, committed, brilliant staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers, coupled with deep community support and YOU – NCBI Missoula has grown and evolved into […]

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