You’ve likely heard that a campaign has begun to put an initiative on the ballot that targets transgender Montanans. This initiative would force people to use the bathroom that aligns with the gender on their original birth certificate. This discriminatory effort to attack the safety and dignity of Montana’s transgender community is repulsive and degrades […]Read More
Calling all heroes! Does your superpower involve helping youth actualize their potential? How about assisting them in finding and developing their voice? Are you a haven where youth can feel safe and secure in their identities? If yes then you’re exactly what EmpowerMT needs! EmpowerMT is seeking enthusiastic practicum students/interns for a minimum of 15 […]Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Youth Leaders call attention to issue of Youth Homelessness Press Contact: Jesse Jaeger – Empower Montana Operations Director 406-207-3372 (mobile) firstname.lastname@example.org Missoula, MT – Montana has the 5th highest rate of unsheltered homeless youth according to the 2016 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress. On April 28th youth leaders will be […]Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EmpowerMT to launch youth empowerment campaign at 8th annual Diversity Day celebration on April 15th. Press Contact: Jesse Jaeger – EmpowerMT Operations Director 406-207-3372 (mobile) email@example.com Missoula, MT – 8-years ago a group of EmpowerMT youth helped to lead the charge for Missoula to become the first city in Montana to include […]Read More
2/6/2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EmpowerMT Announces Statewide Training Series on Building Community and Stopping Hate Press Contact: Jesse Jaeger – Operations Director at EmpowerMT firstname.lastname@example.org 406-207-3372 (mobile) Missoula, MT – On February 12th EmpowerMT is launching, in Missoula, a statewide training series to building community and stop hate called “Building Skills for an Inclusive Community.” […]Read More
When: Friday, January 13th, 2017 All Day: Read for Peace 14 schools & 60 classrooms across Missoula (Contact Sam Garetson for complete list – email@example.com , 406-243-5451) Monday, January 16th, 2017 5:00 PM: Rally at Caras Park 5:40 PM: March across Higgins Street Bridge 6:00 PM: Community Celebration at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (202 Brooks […]Read More
Over the past few months, Montana has seen a rise in hateful acts perpetrated by white supremacists. Whitefish, Polson and Missoula have all been in the national spotlight due to acts of racism, anti-Semitism and other forms of oppression. While this is not the Montana we know and love, we also realize that these handful […]Read More
***Registration is closed due to capacity. If you are interested in participating in a future True Colors series, please contact us and we’ll add you to our interest list. Empower Montana and YWCA Missoula are returning in 2017 with the True Colors Training, a series of workshops created in an effort to address the unique […]Read More
EmpowerMT seeks an experienced grant writer to support their foundation based fundraising work that funds their mission to create a more just and inclusive society. Tasks will include preparing new grant applications and reapplications for submission to foundations. Tasks will also include synthesizing program data, impact stories and other organization information for grant reports as […]Read More
From EmpowerMT’s Friend Laurie Franklin of Har Shalom Missoula Friends and Activists! This is a call for solidarity. You are invited to attend the Mayor’s press conference at Har Shalom on Tuesday 12/20 at 11:30 am. The purpose is to launch a public campaign, Missoula Menorah: A Light in Every Window. It is a response […]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.