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 mentorships, and increase skills and confidence in diffusing conflict.
Our leadership development after-school program EPIC utilizes best practices, guest speakers, and cutting edge curriculum to explore topics of inequalities and skill development.
To bring our after-school programs to your school or to get more information contact the EmpowerMT office at 406-541-6891 or email our Youth Program staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
aka Empowering People, Inspiring Change
From transitioning to middle school and young adulthood to navigating social relationships and school pressure, and everything in between, grades four through eight are some of the most trying times for young people. Empowering People, Inspiring Change (EPIC) is an after-school leadership development program that utilizes best practices to empower students to create dialog and youth-led action. EPIC members work together to create more welcoming and inclusive schools for all students. EPIC provides a safe space for the most vulnerable populations in the school while breaking their isolation, building alliances and friendships across group lines, and developing their esteem and leadership skills.
EmpowerMT believes that safe communities start with safe schools and supported, empowered young people. EPIC is currently offered at Lowell and Hawthorne Elementary Schools, CS Porter and Washington Middle Schools in partnership with the Flagship Program and at Russell Elementary and Meadow Hill Middle School through partnership with Missoula County Public Schools.