After School Clubs

Empowering youth leadership is a keystone of all EmpowerMT youth programs.  Our after school programs seek to break isolation and build allies across group lines, understand the causes of oppression, strengthen connection to school through mentorship, and increase skills and confidence in diffusing conflict.

As we approach a school year that is unlike any other we have experienced, EmpowerMT remains committed to supporting and empowering young people through the continuation of after school programs that will now be offered virtually. EmpowerMT believes that safe communities start with safe schools and supported, empowered, young people. These afterschool programs are free to the community.  For the 2020-2021 school year, EmpowerMT is excited to offer our afterschool programs. Sign up for after school programs here.

EPIC

Empowering People, Inspiring Change

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. Please refer to our public calendar for specific date information. 

 

Youth Forward & Be You Crew

The mission of Youth Forward (ages 13-19) & Be You Crew (Ages 9-14) is to provide a safe and supportive space for LGBTQ+, Two-Spirit, and Gender Diverse youth to connect with peers, discuss issues relevant to their lives, explore identity through an intersectional lens, and learn more about the ever-expanding LGBTQ+, Two-Spirit, & Gender diverse community. This space and the connections made within Youth Forward & Be You Crew are intended to empower and support queer youth leadership. Youth Forward meets each Wednesday afternoon from 5-6 pm. Be You Crew meets on the last Wednesday of the month during Youth Forward meetings as a part of our Queer peer leadership/mentoring model. Please refer to our public calendar for specific date information. 

 

ABY (Association of BIPOC Youth)

EmpowerMT recognizes that being a student of color in a predominantly white school is a very isolating experience. Therefore, ABY offers BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) youth an opportunity to connect authentically with each other. This group centers 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. EmpowerMT’s ABY meets every other Thursday from 4-5 pm. Please refer to our public calendar for specific date information.


Youth Advisory Council (YAC)

EmpowerMT is committed to developing youth leaders. We value creating an authentic representation of our constituencies at all levels of the organization. If you’re interested in our Youth Advisory council. Visit our About page here: https://www.empowermt.org/about-us/boardyac/

With our transition to virtual programming, EmpowerMT welcomes the opportunity to renew our commitment to building creative and collaborative spaces for young people to connect, learn, and grow as leaders and builders of more just and inclusive communities. 

Steps to sign up for after-school programs

  • Contact EmpowerMT by:
    1. calling (406) 541-6891
    2. emailing info@empowermt.org
    3. Sign up through our website
  • Sign up for any programs you want to attend (you can sign up for more than one).
  • Receive a confirmation email.
  • Attend group meetings.
  • Have the time of your life.
  • Change the world.