“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.” – Audre Lorde “Empowerer” Spotlight: Declan Lawson This month we want to honor our wonderful volunteer Declan Lawson! Declan got involved with us a little over […]Read More
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” -Harriet Tubman View this email in your browser “Empowerer” Spotlight: Somer Messerly and Chuck Nieblas! This month we are saying goodbye (for now) to our amazing […]Read More
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 […]Read More
” How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”- Anne Frank “Empowerer” Spotlight: Abby Donald! This month our spotlight falls upon one of our senior youth leaders, Abby Donald. Abby got involved with Empower Montana when she was thirteen. She started by tagging along to trainings with […]Read More
“I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap.” -Ani DiFranco “Empowerer” Spotlight: Carla Mettling! This month’s spotlight goes out to our dear friend Carla Mettling! Carla was first introduced to Empower Montana when she attended our annual fundraising luncheon. She was very impressed with our […]Read More
“As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.” –Mary Anne Radmacher “Empowerer” Spotlight! This month our spotlight shines on the extraordinary Mija! Mija got involved with EmpowerMT seven years ago by helping out with our Youth Forward group. Mija then went to the advanced leadership training and has been […]Read More
“It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. Never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant.” –Desmond Tutu “Empowerer” Spotlight! We’ve decided it’s a great time to start appreciating our amazing team members of Empower Montana! Each month we will highlight a […]Read More
We are excited to be piloting a group for youth in 4th through 7th grade who identify as LGBTQ+ or want to learn more about supporting their peers. Empower Montana currently runs an LGBTQ+ high school group called Youth Forward. Youth Forward was founded by a group of high school students who wanted a supportive […]Read More
“As we strive to teach others we must have the humility to acknowledge that we too still have much to learn.” -Aung San Suu Kyi We can’t believe our time is already up with our Mansfield Center YSEALI Fellows Kath, Zaw, and Marvelous! These three women visited Missoula for one month as part of The YSEALI (Young Southeast […]Read More
MLK Community celebration
January 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
January 19, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
EPIC stands for Empowering People, Inspiring Change. EPIC is a youth leadership club offered after school for middle school-age youth. EPIC has been empowering young leaders in the Missoula community since 2003! The EPIC program seeks to break isolation and build allies across group lines, understand the causes of oppression, strengthen the connection to school through mentorships, and increase skills & confidence in diffusing conflict. Epic meets each Tuesday afternoon from 4-5 pm.
January 20, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Youth Forward is a way for LGBTQ+, Two Spirit, & gender diverse youth to connect with peers, discuss issues relevant to their lives, explore identity, and learn more about the ever-expanding LGBTQ+, Two Spirit, & gender diverse community and how other identities intersect.
Be You Crew was formed after recognizing the need for a space where elementary and middle school-aged youth can explore gender identity and sexual orientation and develop allyship skills.