The Fairy God Parents of Montana

Pat and Carol Williams spent their years of public service lifting up the voices, accomplishments, and experiences of young people in Montana. We honor that legacy each year with the Williams’ Effect. During this annual celebration, we host the Montana Youth Organizing Summit and the 25 Under 25 Awards Ceremony.

Montana Youth Organizing Summit

Saturday, September 15 – Sunday, September 16 | Helena, MT

The Montana Youth Organizing Summit brings young Montanans together from all corners of the state to build power, expand skillsets, and grow networks. We harness Montana’s long tradition of progress by hosting workshops led by Montana’s best community organizers, political professionals, and policymakers.


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25 Under 25

Each year we celebrate 25 Montanans under the age of 25 who are carrying out the Williams’ legacy of challenging the status quo, taking risks, and breaking new ground in Montana.

Click here to check out this year’s Awardees!




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Sponsor Williams' Effect 2018

It’s sponsors like you that will make this year’s celebration and cultivation of Montana’s young leaders the best yet. 


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