A bold vision requires a bold plan. Are you in?

Are you worried about the future of our democracy? So are we. 

Our country is deeply polarized. Misinformation and conspiracy theories cloud nearly every community discussion – from online message boards to school board meetings. State legislatures are gutting voting rights and the integrity of the judicial system, making it harder for young Montanans to engage in the civic process. And now, we have a once in a decade opportunity to shape the future through redistricting. If there was ever a time to address democracy, elections, and representation, it’s now. 

That’s why, we’re educating, engaging, and organizing young Montanans to shape their democracy to improve their lives and the lives of their fellow Montanans.

Join Forward Montana Foundation as a high school fellow

Forward Montana & Forward Montana Foundation is seeking 10 high school students to participate in our High School Fellowship this coming fall! We’re seeking candidates who are invested in utilizing democracy to create changes they wish to see, who are self-reliant leaders looking to address issues in their communities, and who love to learn about issues deeply and implement those learnings through practice. 

This fellowship will take place from mid-August through the end of November. Upon successful completion of the fellowship, you’ll receive a $500 stipend, and will walk away with a robust civic education, some nice merch, and skills in event planning and community organizing. 

Click the link below for more information and to apply today!

We register 1,000s of young people every year. Each time we register someone to vote, we’re engaging in conversations about making our democracy better — and urging those voters to make their voices heard. We know that when young people vote their values, progress happens.

Young Montanans make up 25% of eligible voters in Montana. Our generation cares deeply about issues like climate change, economic justice, and LGBTQ equality. When we show up at the polls, our values win.

Leadership development is the cornerstone of our work. That’s why each year we move dozens of interns, fellows, and volunteer leaders through our leadership development program to work in our government, at other non-profits, and with political leaders.

Do You Believe?

It takes year-round education, organizing, and relationship-building to foster a culture of civic engagement and leadership among our peers. And it’s because of supporters like you, that we’re able to educate and engage young Montanans, resulting in lifetime voters, activists, and leaders.