Promoting life-long learning, engagement, and excellence in the Billings, Montana area.
What’s Going On At We, Montana!
Jack Pelham founded We, Montana! as a nonprofit educational organization, with a mission of promoting life-long learning, engagement, and excellence in Montana. Our goal is to use our Great Room in Billings to facilitate these things in various ways, as well as to sponsor the occasional event in larger venues. Our program has evolved into three different areas, which are explained briefly below.
- Homeschool Program. We sponsor classes and other events that are typically difficult for homeschoolers or homeschool co-ops to do excellently on a small scale. These include choral groups, skits groups, and a few academic classes. Read all about our Fall 2021 offerings here.
- Community Program. From time to time, we’ll schedule special classes, lectures, and speeches for the community at large. After starting with our Homeschool Program (just above), we’re planning to roll out our first Community Program event this Fall, 2021.
- Sing, Montana! We started with a homeschool chorus in Fall 2018, and now have 3 singing/choral classes for homeschoolers. Meanwhile, we’ve also built two more advanced choral ensembles that meet after hours. They are for adults and teens. As we’ve been growing so much, we split off these advanced ensembles to operate under the Sing, Montana! banner, and have launched a separate website for them at SingMontana.org.
BUILDING A FIRM FOUNDATION
We’ve been building slowly and wisely. We have a great Board of Directors and are completing the steps to form as a Montana nonprofit corporation and to file as a 501(c)3 organization with the IRS. This will help us to grow as we’ll be able to conduct fundraisers to increase our revenues beyond what can be brought in by tuition fees for our students.
OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Our Executive Director is Jack Pelham. He teaches most of our courses so far, and oversees the Great Room activities and facility while the Board handles the business end of We, Montana! You can read Jack’s bio here.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We’ve been slowly searching to get just the right people helping in just the right ways. Do you have something to offer? If you’d like to discuss it, please contact us here. Otherwise, taking a moment here and there to share any of the pages here with your friends could give us a big boost! Thanks in advance for any sharing you do!