As protests continue across the world in response to the senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade, EmpowerMT offers solidarity and support to black people in our community, throughout our state, and across the nation. We see you. We hear you. We mourn with you. We are outraged at the […]Read More
September 3rd, 2020 through October 22nd, 2020 Group meets every Thursday, 6:00pm-8:00pm Sept. 3rd and Oct. 22nd Holy Spirit Episcopal Church is offering a training in partnership with EmpowerMT is offering a True Colors Training Series, a holistic approach to skill-building in an effort to end racism and white supremacy. This training in particular was created […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
***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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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The Montana Racial Equity Project and EmpowerMT are pleased to present Dismantling Hate: Building Skills for an Inclusive Community again, this time to the Missoula community! Workshop Details: Date: Saturday, December 2nd Time: 9am to 3pm Location: C’Mon Inn – Missoula (2775 Expo Pkwy, Missoula, MT 59808) Cost: $80 (Scholarships Available) This workshop will enable […]Read More
EmpowerMT is excited to announce that we will be holding an Advanced Leadership Training on October 13th and 14th from 9am to 4pm each at the Mission Valley United Methodist Church (70715 Hwy 93 approx.mile marker 39.5). The Advanced Leadership Training is an intensive workshop that teaches participants skills necessary for providing influential leadership in […]Read More
As you all may know, EmpowerMT is doing a spring campaign focusing on youth empowerment! Our goal is to raise $12,000 to support this work and to raise awareness about issues facing youth in our community. We will officially launch April 15th at our annual Diversity Day Celebration and it will wrap up May 5th […]Read More
December 1, 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.
December 2, 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.
December 3, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
EmpowerMT recognizes that being a student of color in a predominantly white school is a very isolating experience and therefore wants to give BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) youth an opportunity to connect with each other. This group will center around giving students of color an opportunity to feel supported in their racial identity, learn a more racially diverse and inclusive history, and take action against mistreatment and discrimination.