The 10th Annual Diversity Day was held at the Missoula Art Museum on Saturday, April 13th from 5:30-7:30pm. Local youth from Empower Montana’s middle school after school programs, EPIC (Empowering People Inspiring Change), Youth Forward, Be You Crew, CS Porter GSA, and Big Sky High School GSA (Empower Montana’s LGBTQ+ youth groups), as well as Big Sky High School’s student action committee will be presenting a community art project themed “Let Me Be”. Parents and oftentimes society discourage young people from being who or what they want to be. This project allows the students to dismantle the stigma and shame surrounding some of the identities that they hold and reclaim their autonomy. In addition to the “Let Me Be” projects, EmpowerMT will be presenting the first ever “Youth Lead Now Awards.” EmpowerMT has identified young people around the state of Montana who are using their leadership to inspire change in their communities. These youth will be presented the award and offered the opportunity to speak about the change they are creating in their communities.