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. […]Read More
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
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 […]Read More
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 […]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
“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
In addition to the new Middle School Camp, EmpowerMT will have our 11th annual High School Youth Leadership Development Camp. 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 […]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.