Pronouns: she/her/hers Kathy Witkowsky is an award-winning journalist whose stories have aired on National Public Radio and appeared in numerous national and regional magazines. In addition, she has written and directed two half-hour historical documentaries that have been broadcast on PBS television stations across the country, as well as a short documentary that followed one […]Read More
Pronouns: she/her/hers Kristina Lucero is an enrolled member of the Tsyecum band, First Nations people from British Columbia. She grew up in Washington but graduated high school in Polson, Montana where she fell in love with the community, culture, and landscape. Kristina earned her BA in Political Science with a minor in Native American Studies, […]Read More
Pronouns: she/her/hers Kate is the Legislative Director for the Center for Community Change, a national social justice organization, and has been an activist for women’s rights, racial and economic justice for more than 25 years. Kate served as the executive director for a Montana based economic justice organization (WEEL) and took that experience to the United […]Read More
Pronouns: she/her/hers Leanne holds a doctorate Human Services and Human Behaviors specializing in sex and intimacy among individuals with physical disabilities. Combined with a Masters in Public Relations and Health Communications. Leanne has been working with individuals with disabilities for over 20 years. Through her expertise in leadership skills and education of others on the […]Read More
Pronouns: she/her/hers Suzy Hampton is a retired teacher who has taught everything from weaving to English as a Second Language in Missoula, China, and South America. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English, a Master’s degree in the Education of the Deaf, and a Doctorate degree in Education. She highly values the friendships she has […]Read More
Pronouns: she/her/hers Mona Charles has a wide-ranging background in film and television, as an actor, director, producer and studio executive. She also owned a comedy murder mystery company, Die Laughing, that performed throughout Southern California. While fulfilling her long-held desire to drive cross country, Mona fell in love with Montana in September 2019 and returned […]Read More
Pronouns: she/her/hers Twila Old Coyote is a proud member of both the Crow (Apsaalooke) and Gros Ventre (Aaniiih) Nations. She grew up both on and off the reservation, graduating from Browning High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in Native American Studies as well as a MA in Intercultural Youth […]Read More
Pronouns: he/him/his Robert Farmer SPHR, SHRM-SCP is a University of Montana graduate and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Robert also holds a MBA with a Human Resource Management emphasis and is a nationally recognized trainer. He has worked for Missoula Federal Credit Union for 20 years and has many years of leadership and […]Read More
Virtual Empowering Youth Leadership Series
November 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
EmpowerMT believes that safe communities start with safe schools and supported, empowered, young people. All programs will be offered virtually for the 2020-2021 academic year and, as always, are FREE to the community.
To register, please follow this link: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/_kvJNJhmZeD36Z0dSoJ_jA
We can’t believe that that July has come and gone, Every July we would have gathered at Camp Paxson. Busses would have dropped us off and we would have walked down the path toward the main cabin to start a life-changing summer weekend away. For many, this weekend is an opportunity to connect. To build relationships with others, with nature, with ourselves. We refuse to let this time go by without some sort of connection. Thus, we have installed our virtual Empowering Youth Leadership Series.
We will be hosting a monthly workshop opportunity that is open to youth leaders across the state of Montana. The topics for each workshop will be open to requests. We hope that folx can take advantage of these free workshop opportunities for future work and leadership development. On the fourth Monday of every month starting October 26, 2020, We hope to provide youth leaders that attend the series with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to help create a more equitable environment in their schools and community.
At these virtual workshops, you can expect to:
November 3, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
EPIC stands for the group's values: 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.
November 4, 2020 @ 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.