Leadership Development

We know politics can be an unfriendly place for most young people. It’s boring, wonky, and feels slimey some of the time. But rather than dip out, we’re asking our friends to dive in.

We believe if more young people vote and advocate civically for public policies that reflect their values, a more supportive climate will be created to advance policies that better their lives and the lives of all Montanans. This change will happen faster if more young Montanans have the leadership skills and training to be effective civic advocates.

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Grow your skillz

THE WILLIAMS’ EFFECT

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….
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HIGH SCHOOL LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS

Not 18? No problem.

Voting isn’t our only tool in our civic toolbox. We are powerful even If we’re not old enough to vote. Across Montana students have been marching out of their classrooms and into their communities to raise their voices about gun violence in our schools. But marching isn’t enough to create long-term change. The energy we…
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INTERNSHIPS

Join the Squad

Ask anyone–our internships are where the most kick-ass organizers are made. Through hands-on field experience and in-class lessons,  you will learn all you need to know to make our world a better place. You won’t be grabbing coffee or making copies; you’ll be leading teams of volunteers, planning educational events, and making change in your…
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Montana Youth Organizing Summit

The Montana Youth Organizing Summit brings young Montanans together from all corners of the state to build power, expand skill sets, 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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