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
“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
” 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
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
“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
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.