Applications for the 2017 Summer Arts & Leadership Camp are available now!

WORD’s Summer Arts and Leadership Camp (SALC) serves up to 50 homeless children and youth, free of charge, as well as those at-risk of homelessness in the Missoula community, ages 8-14 years.  This is the only annual camp of its kind in the state.  Summer camp provides opportunities for students in transition to benefit from new experiences, mentoring relationships, leadership skill building, and a deeper connection with their community. 

We are currently taking applications for SALC. Deadline for submission is June 2nd so get your child’s application in ASAP!

We’re also accepting donations to Sponsor a Camper. Click here to donate or go to our Go Fund Me page and join in on the fun of helping us reach our $30,000 goal!

Join your friends at WORD for a brew (or two) at the Great Burn Brewery

Join your friends at Great Burn Brewing on Tuesday, May 23rd, for a pint or two, and Great Burn will donate 50 cents for every pint sold that night to WORD! They have lots of different flavors to choose from along with non-alcoholic options and snacks for the kiddos, so bring the whole family and the more people who show up, the bigger the donation to WORD. We’ll also be raffling off a couple prizes so don’t miss out for your chance to win. See you there!

Word/Futures: Peer Education Panel


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The Futures program announces the start of the 2016 Peer Educational Panel presentation series. The Peer Educational Panel is devoted to educating adolescents about teen pregnancy prevention.  The task of the panel members is to give young people the information they need to make responsible and informed choices regarding young parenthood. They aim to reduce risk-taking behaviors that can lead to unintended pregnancy. 

symbol 2     The risk factors panel members address include unprotected sexual activity and the use of alcohol and illegal drugs among adolescents. Panel members share their personal stories and experiences to help their peers understand what it is like to be a young parent.  The panel engages the audience in a frank and honest conversation while discussing the hardships, sacrifices and shortcomings of teen parenting.  Panel members encourage youth to consider the consequences of their actions in the hope that teenagers will delay becoming parents until they are financially stable and in a healthy, committed relationship. If you are interested in booking a PEP presentation please call Bernie or Becky at 406-543-3550.



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