Dear EmpowerMT Family, Many of us are reeling today from the outcome of yesterday’s election. A more just and inclusive Montana and United States feels much further away than it did just 24 hours ago. However, we are also leaders with resilience and power and we are needed in our communities now more than ever. […]Read More
Over the years, Empower Montana has been gifted one truly special person after another. While we are sad to see some come and go, we love getting to make new friends, learn from each other and grow together. This fall we have started the school year off with a stellar new group of interns and a […]Read More
EPIC Program (Empowering People Inspiring Change): EPIC is our after school and lunchtime club that runs in the middle schools and at three elementary schools in Missoula. EPIC started under the name Respect Club in 2003 and continues to expand out to more schools today! EPIC clubs are a way for young people to come […]Read More
This month we are so excited to officially announce some long anticipated news: we are growing into our own independent non-profit under the new name of EmpowerMT! The staff and board of EmpowerMT are really excited about this next big step as an organization. The coming weeks and months will be critical for us as […]Read More
Too often as young people we are told we are the future leaders. People say this as though after years of school, hardship, working our way through a broken system, and reaching some mysterious age of adulthood we might then have the credentials to make an impact. Because of this we grow up feeling the […]Read More
This month we carried on our tradition of celebrating our many donors and volunteers with a night of good food, mingling, and appreciations. This year we held the party at the warm and friendly Burns St. Bistro and even lucked out by having the sun shine! As a non-profit with a six-person staff, we simply […]Read More
This March, NCBI partnered with the YWCA Missoula to put on a three-part anti-racism training series called True Colors. The True Colors training was created in an effort to address the unique challenges faced by people of color, as well as white allies taking action against racism. The True Colors training was inspired by the […]Read More
This year’s TTT was divided into two main sections: our Building Bridges workshop and our Controversial Issues process. The Building Bridges workshop is tailored for youth, businesses, and organizations and is the most familiar of our offerings. No two workshops are the same, however, and going through the Building Bridges workshop with this group […]Read More
The 2016 Missoula Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration theme was based off of Dr. King’s quote, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Throughout the whole day youth and adults from Missoula, as well as across Montana, spoke out about issues that matter to our community. The […]Read More
Ben Mincks is most famous in Missoula for being Cooper’s seeing eye human, but here at NCBI Missoula, up until this summer, he has been our longest serving VISTA Americorps member. After three years of VISTA, Ben made the leap this summer to become NCBI’s Program Specialist for Youth and Volunteer Coordination. About this transition Ben […]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.